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7/20/2020 - 7/20/20 - Update - Kaymar Tanner Homicide

NEWS RELEASE

Date: July 20, 2020

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 20-94

The Hamden Police Department Detective Division is continuing to gather information regarding the shooting death of Kaymar Tanner.

The investigation has revealed that an 18-year-old female passenger was inside of the vehicle at the time of the shooting. An autopsy was performed yesterday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington. The Hamden Police Department is awaiting the results.

The New Haven Police Department is working collaboratively with the Hamden Police Department on this investigation.


It has been reported by a news outlet and on some social media sites that Hamden Police and Fire Department had a delayed response to this incident. Below is a breakdown of the sequence of events:
5:59:41 – Hamden Central Communications received a 911 call from a female caller reporting that a person had been shot in the area of the “old middle school.”


5:59:46 – Hamden Central Communications received a second 911 call, while speaking with the initial female caller. This call was transferred to Hamden Central Communications by the New Haven Police Department Dispatch Center.


6:00:15 – Hamden Police Officers were dispatched to the shooting. Officers assigned to several different sectors were dispatched to respond to the incident.
6:01:26 – Another call was transferred to Hamden Central Communications from the New Haven Police Department Dispatch Center.

As the male caller was speaking with a Central Communications Technician, he stated at 6:02:16, that 2 Hamden officers had arrived. In addition, the Hamden Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD),
indicates that the first officer arrived at the scene at 6:02.


6:02:20 – Hamden Central Communications notified Hamden Fire Rescue and American Medical Response to respond.
6:03:13 – Hamden Fire Rescue advised that they were en route to the shooting.
6:05:19 – Hamden Fire Rescue reports arriving at the scene.
6:16:12 – Hamden Police and Fire Rescue personnel follow American Medical Response to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
6:23:22 – Hamden Fire Department clears the scene. Hamden Police remain on the scene for several hours.

Further breakdown:
- From the moment Hamden Central Communications received the first 911 call (5:59:41), officers were dispatched in 34 seconds (6:00:15)

- From the moment officers were dispatched (6:00:15) to the moment that they arrived and were observed by a caller (6:02:16) was 2 minutes and 1 second.

The Hamden Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch indicates that the first officer arrived at 6:02, 15 seconds earlier.

- From the moment Hamden Central Communications dispatched Hamden Fire Rescue (6:02:20) to the moment they arrived on scene (6:05:19) was 2 minutes
and 59 seconds.

 

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