Date: January 5, 2021
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On December 8, 2019 at approximately 12:24a.m. Dennis Allen-Paige, 21, of Hamden was walking home from his place of employment, when several males, who apparently sought to rob him, approached him. As a result of that encounter, Allen-Paige suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his upper back, as he fled from the unidentified males.
Moments later, Hamden Police located Allen-Paige lying on the ground, near 63 Whiting Street. His wallet, which was missing when his body was discovered, was subsequently found by a Good Samaritan in New Haven and turned over to police.
Although the Hamden Police Department remains vigilant, more information is needed to help in solving Allen-Paige’s homicide.
On December 15, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont authorized an “Offer of Reward” of $25,000.00. The reward will be granted “to the person or persons who shall give information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons guilty of this crime, whether found within this state or elsewhere, which reward shall be paid to the informer by the State by order of the Court before which such convictions are had.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sheppard at (203) 230-4047 or (203) 230-4000.