Police charge two in connection to Burger King parking lot shooting
West Haven Police say the victim is currently in extremely critical condition
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) - A man and a woman were arrested in connection with a shooting in a Burger King parking lot on Campbell Ave.
Police say the shooting happened just before 3:50 Saturday afternoon after an argument between two men at a bus stop turned physical.
One man pulled out a 9 mm pistol from his fanny pack and shot the victim in the pelvis.
The victim, a 37-year-old man from West Haven, attempted to flee but fell on the ground and was assaulted again.
The suspect ran from the area with a woman and child who both witnessed the shooting.
“This is crazy, the way the world is going,” said Timothy Wilson, West Haven. “I hope that people see the light and start being more friendly towards one another instead of wanting to hurt people.”
According to police, the victim was transported to the hospital and is in extremely critical condition.
Police identified the suspect as 31-year-old Traevis Mingo from New Haven.
Police also identified the woman as Mingo’s girlfriend, 28-year-old Barbie Barbosa, and the child as Barbosa’s 6-year-old daughter.
Mingo was trying to sell personal property to buy a bus ticket to leave the state, police say.
Police executed a search warrant at Barbosa’s residence in New Haven on Sunday and took Mingo and Barbosa into custody without incident. Barbosa’s 6-year-old daughter was with another family member at the time of the arrest.
Police say several pieces of evidence were taken from the home.
Mingo was charged with assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a pistol, illegal discharge of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, first degree reckless endangerment, six counts of violating a protective order, interfering with police, and disorderly conduct.
He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
Barbosa was charged with risk of injury to a child and is currently being held on $25,000 bond.
Police believe this incident was a random act of violence and the suspect and victim appear to have no connection.
“You’re afraid to even beep your horn if somebody doesn’t move,” said Louis Passariello, West Haven. “The world’s changing, and not for the better.”
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