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4/24/2024 - 4/24/24 - Assault with Pellet Gun

Hamden Police - News Release

DATE: 04/24/24

CONTACT: Lieutenant Raymond Quinn-Public Information Officer

PHONE: 203-230-4029

PIO #: 23-19

On 04/24/24 at approximately 4:55pm Hamden Police Officers responded to the area of Spruce Bank Road on a complaint from a person fishing who reported that they had been shot in the arm by what they believed to be a BB gun. The victim reported the they thought the person who shot them fled in a vehicle. Officers checked the area with negative results.

On 04/24/24 at 6:48pm Hamden Police Officers responded to the area of Ives St and Spruce Bank Road on a 911 call reporting that a person had been shot. Hamden Police officers located the victim who had injuries consistent with having been shot multiple times including to the face. It was not immediately clear what type of weapon had been used.

Hamden Police Officers located a suspect, who was still on scene, that was holding a rifle. The suspect was pointing the rifle at their own head threatening to harm themselves. Officers engaged the suspect in a dialogue from behind cover. The suspect then pointed the rifle at the Officers and bean firing at them numerous times. Officers now realized that the weapon was in fact a pellet gun. The suspect struck Hamden Police Vehicles with pellets causing damage.

Hamden Police Officers engaged the suspect with less lethal bean bag projectiles. The suspect was struck and Officers were able to take him into custody. The suspect, a 47 year old male, was transported to the hospital for an evaluation. The suspect is currently under guard and is expected to be charged at a later time.

The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.

There is no danger to the public at this time. 

More information will be released at a later time regarding this investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cushman at 203-230-4000.


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