Date: August 8, 2021
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On August 7, 2021, at approximately 12:15a.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Dixwell Avenue and Goodrich Street on the report of “shots fired.”
Moments later, officers located a 43-year-old New Haven resident, lying on the sidewalk, with several gunshot wounds. The victim was shot multiple times, sustaining injuries to his chest and hip. Officer Eric Hallstrom provided medical assistance, prior to the arrival of Hamden Fire Rescue. The victim was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Investigation revealed that the victim was engaged in a verbal argument with a patron from Chazmo’s Bar, prior to being shot. The person responsible for the shooting, fled in a motor vehicle, southbound on Dixwell Avenue. A projectile entered Chazmo’s Bar, landing in the bar area.
Hamden Police have gathered information and expect to make an arrest soon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shawn Nutcher of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 287-4812.