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4/16/2018 - 4/16/18 Shooting Investigation
NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 16, 2018
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
PIO# 18-58



On April 13th at approximately 1:00a.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Dixwell Avenue and Woodin Street on the report of a shooting. 

Investigation revealed that the victim, a 46 year-old Hamden resident, stopped at a service station to purchase gasoline. While seated inside of his vehicle, he was approached by an individual, described as a black male, 20’s, 6’2”, with braided hair. The victim opened the door of his vehicle, which caused the subject to “stumble backwards.” The victim then observed a firearm in the subject’s hand. The victim subsequently fled in his vehicle towards Fourth Street. The subject fired several gunshots, striking the victim’s vehicle multiple times.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4040.

Officer Luis Rivera conducted the initial investigation. 

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