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7/19/2020 - 7/19/20 - Homicide - Kaymar Tanner - Newberry Street-Winchester Avenue


Date: July 19, 2020

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 20-91

On July 18, 2020 at approximately 6:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Newberry Street and Winchester Avenue on the report of shots fired.

Investigation revealed that a Honda Civic was struck by gunfire at the intersection of Newberry Street and Winchester Avenue. The Honda Civic proceeded westbound on Newberry Street, across Newhall Street, before going through a fence, adjacent to 550 Newhall Street.

The operator of the Honda Civic, Kaymar Tanner, 22, of Hamden was struck by gunfire. Hamden Fire Rescue personnel rendered medical assistance at the scene. Tanner was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Hamden Police Department Detective Division is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sheppard at (203) 230-4047.

An update will be provided tomorrow.


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