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11/12/2018 - 11/12/18 Assault investigation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2018
Captain Ronald Smith
On November 9, 2018 at approximately 4:30p.m. Hamden Police responded to “Gulf Gas Station”, 1624 Dixwell Avenue on the report of an assault.
Investigation revealed that the victim, a 50 year-old Hamden resident, was involved in a verbal dispute with an unidentified customer. The customer “became very upset” when the victim was backing his motor vehicle near the gas pumps. The customer, described as a Hispanic male, 50’s, 5’5”, medium build, black curly hair, then removed an ax handle from his vehicle and struck the victim several times in the “torso.” He subsequently fled from the scene in a “silver minivan.” Hamden Fire Rescue responded and rendered medical assistance to the victim.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Robert O’Neill of the Hamden Police Department Patrol Division at (203) 230-4030.