Date: July 20, 2021
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On June 11, 2021, Hamden Police responded to the area of Morse Street and Shelton Avenue on the report of “shots fired.”
Residents had reported that three young males were walking on Morse Street, near Shelton Avenue. Moments later, three males exited a dark-colored sedan and fired multiple gunshots at the young males. They subsequently ran eastbound on Morse Street, in an attempt to find cover. They did not sustain any injuries. Bullets damaged a house and a motor vehicle.
Detective Mark Sheppard conducted an investigation, which led to the application of an arrest warrant for De’or Freeman. The court approved the arrest warrant application.
On July 20, 2021, Hamden Police arrested De’or Freeman, 18, of 115 Hurlburt Street, New Haven. He was charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault in the 1st Degree, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, Weapon in a Motor Vehicle and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree. Freeman, who was detained on a court-ordered $500,000.00 bond, is scheduled to appear in court in New Haven (Part A) on August 11, 2021.
Further arrests are expected.