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Arrest Made In Fatal Shootout
by Staff | Aug 6, 2013 4:12 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection to a July 3 shootout that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man in Newhallville.
The 25-year-old is not charged with killing 19-year-old Errol Marshal. The arrest came as police continue working to crack the case of who did kill Marshal.
Marshal was fatally shot in the head on the front porch of a home on Division Street at 10:28 p.m. on July 3.
The incident involved an exchange of gunfire, according to police Sgt. Al Vazquez, head of detectives. A second shooting victim—the 25-year-old—was found at the same time on Shelton Avenue with a gunshot wound in the stomach.
The second victim survived. Evidence linked him back to the scene of the homicide. He was arrested Friday on a host of weapons charges in relation to the shootout, including illegal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm.
The suspect was not charged with killing Marshal, but with firing a gun during the shootout. He is being held on a $175,000 bond. Detectives are still working on the case.
The July 3 shooting appears to be connected to a homicide that had occurred in the West Hills neighborhood just 10 hours prior, police have said. In the earlier incident, 23-year-old Brian Gibson was killed during a shooting on South Genesee Street near the McConaughy Terrace housing project and the basketball courts near Whalley Avenue.
The public is encouraged to call detectives at (203) 946-6304 with any information about either homicide.
In other police news, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
Man Flees, Attacks Cops
“At about 7:20 PM, Motor Officer Robert DuPont was using a laser to check motorist’s speeds on Forbes Avenue, where the posted limit is 25 miles per hour. A white Audi A6, headed toward him was recorded at 30 miles per hour above the limit.
“Officer DuPont stepped into the roadway and signaled the operator to pull over. His signal was ignored and the operator sped off. Officer DuPont went after him, catching up to him on Quinnipiac Avenue and East Ferry Street. He hit the siren, again signaling the operator to pull over. Instead, he floored it. When he got to the 400 block of Quinnipiac Avenue, he slammed on the brakes, got out of the Audi, and charged at Officer DuPont. Sgt. Rich Miller was pulling up at that moment.
“A struggle followed with the Officers trying to handcuff the man who was hitting, kicking and spitting at them. According to Officer DuPont’s report, the perpetrator was quite violent and caused him an injured right arm and left knee.
“Once handcuffed, [the perpetrator] was relieved of his two bags of marijuana and $2,502.00 in cash. He was not relieved of his driver’s license because he didn’t have one. It had expired.”
The suspect, who’s 34, was charged with: “two counts of assault on a police officer, interfering with a police officer, engaging police in a pursuit, failure to obey an officer’s signal, traveling too fast, operating a motor vehicle without a license and possession of marijuana.”
A 30-year-old woman from East Haven was rushed to the hospital at 9:40 p.m. Monday after she was hit by a car in front of 243 Chapel St. in Fair Haven, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman.
“Medical staff reported the woman was in critical condition, having suffered a severe leg break, significant head trauma and other injuries,” Hartman wrote.
No word yet on who was at fault.
On Saturday at 2:26 a.m., two victims reported being robbed at Orange and Chapel Streets “by a lone man on a bicycle who pulled out a gun and demanded their valuables.” The victims each handed over their I-phones and a bit of cash. The robber fled.
Heroin “Factory” Raided
Based on information that there may be weapons and drugs inside, the police SWAT team raided an apartment at the Church Street South housing complex last Friday on search warrants. They entered at 4:30 a.m. and found 46 grams of uncut heroin. They arrested two occupants on charges including operating a drug factory.
3 Nabbed In Robbery
Police tracked down and arrested three young men in connection to a street robbery in Fair Haven. Two victims reported being robbed at gunpoint at Grand Avenue and Maltby Place at 10 p.m. on Sunday, according to Sgt. Herb Johnson, the neighborhood top cop. The perpetrators stole cell phones and fled. Police tracked them down to a gas station at Crown and Howe streets. Cops found the victims’ possessions in the trash. In the suspects’ car, they found phones and a gun. Police arrested three males, two of them juveniles.
Police also responded to reports of burglaries in recent days at the New Haven Taste of China at 954 Chapel; the long-under-construction Little Theater on Lincoln Street; the vacant Scorpio Lounge at 17 Norton St., and Nica’s Market on Orange Street.