Date: May 31, 2021
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On May 29, 2021, at approximately 11:45p.m. Hamden Police responded to Alltown Fresh, 1941 Dixwell Avenue on the report of an “attempted carjacking.”
Investigation revealed that a 29-year-old Meriden resident entered the store, while leaving his motor vehicle running. While he was inside of the store, a stolen vehicle, with three occupants, entered the parking lot. A 20-year-old New Haven resident emerged from the stolen vehicle and entered the victim’s vehicle. The 20-year-old then placed the vehicle in reverse, nearly striking a female, that attempted to intervene.
As the 20-year-old attempted to exit the parking lot, the owner of the vehicle exited the store and ran towards his vehicle. The 20-year-old subsequently exited the vehicle, reportedly in the possession of a firearm. The owner of the vehicle then removed a firearm from his waistband and fired one shot, striking the 20-year-old in the leg. The 20-year-old was able to enter the stolen vehicle, that he arrived in. He was driven to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The investigation is continuing and arrests are expected.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shawn Nutcher of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 287-4812.