Date: November 29, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On November 27, 2020 at 4:30p.m. Hamden Police received a call from New Haven Police regarding a gunshot victim, who was being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital. They reported that the victim was shot in Hamden, during an apparent robbery.
Investigation revealed that the 22 year-old victim, a West Haven resident, was parked in his vehicle on West Easton Street. A silver vehicle parked next to his vehicle. Five males emerged from the vehicle. They were all in the possession of a firearm. The victim was subsequently shot in the arm and leg.
A friend of the shooting victim was talking to him when the five males arrived. He promptly fled on foot, but stopped after hearing gunshots. He was then approached by two of the males, who pointed their firearms at him. They then stole his wallet and cell phone. Moments after being robbed, he returned to West Easton Street, observing that his friend had been shot. He immediately drove him to the hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Marks of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4050.