(New Britain, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – New Britain police have a man in custody in connection with a shooting earlier this month.

Under arrest is 39-year-old Kunta Kinte Cupe of Branford.

Officers say around 8 p.m. on August 19 they were dispatched to Arch Street on a report of shots fired.

They later found a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

She was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police obtained a warrant for Cupe’s arrest and he was picked up Friday night near the Meriden/Berlin town line.

He faces a number of charges including assault and criminal possession of a firearm.

Bond was set at three-quarters-of a-million dollars and he’s due in court in New Britain on Monday.


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