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12/30/2021 - 12/30/21-Arrest of 14-year-old; Shooting

Hamden Police - News Release

DATE: 01/11/22

CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer

PHONE: 203-230-4065

PIO #: 22-001

On 05/27/21, at approximately 4:30 PM, Hamden Police responded to the area of Woodin Street and Pine Rock Avenue on a report of shots fired. Responding officers located two vehicles that were in a collision at the intersection. One of the vehicles was struck multiple times by gunfire as it was fleeing from a third vehicle that was chasing after them.

The investigation revealed that the occupants of the vehicle that was struck during the gunfire were specifically targeted. No one was hit during the shooting.
A gun was later recovered and seized in conjunction with the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, a 14-year-old Meriden resident was identified as the shooter. On 01/11/22, the juvenile was charged with three counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and Carrying a Pistol without a Permit. He is scheduled to appear on 01/19/22 at Middletown Superior Court for Juvenile Matters.

Detective Jomo Crawford of the Hamden Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit was the lead investigator into the shooting. Hamden Police worked in conjunction with the New Haven Shooting Task Force throughout the investigation.


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