New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven man was arrested after allegedly committing an armed robbery and being chased by the victim in a car and then on foot Friday.
Around 4:30 p.m., an officer reported gunfire on Elm Street, between Norton Street and Winthrop Avenue. The officer said that the hooded gunman was running through rear yards on that block.
Due to quick response and containment of the area, police were able to apprehend 32-year-old Rashad Brooks, of Winthrop Avenue.
According to police, the victim said that he had been at Whalley and Elsworth avenues when Brooks confronted him, revealing a hand gun tucked into his waistband.
Brooks then demanded money, which the man gave to him. Brooks hopped on a bicycle and took off.
The man told police he then chased Brooks several blocks in his rental car, at which time Brooks fired multiple shots at him, striking the car several times.
Brooks then jumped off the bike, before the man drove up on the lawn of 179 Norton St., running it over. The man then sprung from his vehicle, chasing Brooks on foot. When he caught up to Brooks, he was being led to a police cruiser.
Evidence was recovered from the scene and a ski mask was found in Brooks' hooded sweatshirt pocket.
Brooks was charged with possessing a pistol, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal attempt to commit assault, criminal trespass, and first-degree criminal mischief.