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Connecticut man allegedly shot woman in eye in domestic incident

Connecticut man allegedly shot woman in eye in domestic incident

A man allegedly shot a woman in the eye during a domestic violence incident in Hartford last weekend, leaving her in critical condition, and he ordered his teenage daughter to call 911 and report the incident as an accident, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Chuncy Webb, 37, of Hartford, was located by police Sunday evening and arrested on charges of first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and negligent storage of a firearm, according to the Hartford Police Department.

Police said the charges stem from a domestic violence incident reported at a Charter Oak Place address just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Police responded after a 17-year-old girl called 911 to report a woman had been shot in the head, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Officers arrived and found the teen in the hallway outside the apartment where the victim, a woman in her 20s, had been shot, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. They directed police inside, where they found the victim in a bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound to the eye and screaming for help, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman was unable to open her eyes and told police that “he hit me, beat me and shot me,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. When asked who she was, the victim identified her attacker as Webb, police wrote.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where doctors determined she had been shot in the left eye and that there was no exit wound, an arrest warrant affidavit said. She underwent surgery to relieve pressure and fluid from her cranial cavity, police wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

Police said the victim remained in critical condition on Monday.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, officers found traces of blood throughout the apartment.

When investigators interviewed the teen who called police, she told authorities she arrived at her father’s apartment around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and claimed to have found a black handgun on one of the beds, the arrest warrant affidavit said. She said she spoke with the victim, whom she had known for about six months, and the woman told her she no longer felt comfortable staying at the apartment because Webb was allegedly doing things “that he shouldn’t be doing,” the arrest warrant affidavit said. The woman also said she had argued with Webb earlier that day.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the teen said Webb returned home around 12:30 a.m. and shortly thereafter allegedly argued with the victim over a key to the apartment, money he owed her and that he had smashed her phone three times.

As the teen was getting ready for bed, she told investigators she suddenly heard a gunshot, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. She said when she looked up, she saw the victim fall to the ground.

The teen said she also saw her father standing there with a gun in his hand, an arrest warrant affidavit said. He dragged the woman into the apartment shower and instructed the teen to call 911, telling her to report the incident as an accident before leaving, the arrest warrant affidavit said.

According to an affidavit filed with his arrest warrant, Hartford police determined that Webb is currently on probation and is listed as a “serious firearms offender.”

According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, Webb has prior convictions from 2016 to 2022. He faces charges including illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, obstructing police, disorderly conduct, violating conditions of release, violating a protective order and third-degree assault.

Webb remains in custody on $500,000 bail while charges in the shooting are pending. He is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on Aug. 6.