West Haven man arrested after shooting, police seize weapons

1 min read

WEST HAVEN — A man was taken into custody Tuesday after a shooting incident that left one person injured and led to the discovery of multiple firearms, including an assault rifle.

West Haven Police Department received a 911 call at approximately 9:31 a.m. on April 23, reporting a person shot in an apartment on Coleman Street.

Officers arrived at the scene to find evidence of significant injury.

They spoke with an elderly female who reported the victim had an altercation with his brother, during which she heard a gunshot.

Both men then left the apartment.

At 9:37 a.m., Yale New Haven Hospital informed West Haven Police that a gunshot victim had been dropped off at their emergency room.

The victim, who arrived via a black Volkswagen, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his bicep, which traveled into his chest and lodged in his back.

Connecticut State Police later spotted the suspect vehicle heading south on Interstate 95, which led into Stratford.

After a brief loss of sight, Stratford Police Officers relocated the Volkswagen at a dead end and apprehended the suspect, identified as Adam Keitt, born April 19, 1993.

Keitt had two outstanding warrants unrelated to the shooting.

West Haven Police Detectives secured a search and seizure warrant for the vehicle and the apartment involved.

A Glock .357 caliber handgun, believed to be the weapon used in the shooting, was found in the Volkswagen.

An assault rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition were also found in the apartment.

Keitt faces charges including first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit, and illegal possession of an assault weapon, among others.

He was held on a $750,000 bond and was arraigned in Milford Superior Court.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.