Norwich man charged with attempted murder

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Norwich — Police on Friday charged a Norwich man with attempted murder following a New Year's Day shooting on Asylum Street.

Police charged Carlos Velazquez-Perez, 23, of 60 Boswell Ave., Norwich, with criminal attempt at murder, first-degree assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, criminal use of a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Police on Friday night confirmed Velazquez-Perez was arrested in connection to the Jan. 1 shooting that went unannounced until Monday, Jan. 7.

Police said a 22-year-old driving on lower Asylum Street sustained a gunshot wound, which they said was not life-threatening, to his chest. A passenger in the vehicle drove the man to William W. Backus Hospital, where he was treated and released in the early morning hours of Jan. 2.

Detectives conducted several interviews and seized two motor vehicles and other evidence, police said. Police called the shooting an "isolated incident." Further details were not immediately available.

Velazquez-Perez remains in custody on a $150,000 bond. He is due back in court on Feb. 5.

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