New Haven Police Captain recovering after shooting, search continues for suspect

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The search is underway for the suspect wanted for shooting New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff, who is recovering at the hospital Tuesday morning.

New Haven police responded to the area of Henry Street and Dixwell Avenue where Captain Anthony Duff and another man were shot Monday evening.

ShotSpotter picked up shots fired at around 9:23 p.m. near the scene, according to police. Captain Duff was off duty when he intervened on an incident involving two men.

Police said Captain Duff called for units to respond to the scene, saying that he was struck by gunfire.

State Police and neighboring police and fire departments reported to the scene to assist New Haven Police. Dixwell Avenue remains closed at this time for the investigation.

We are told that Captain Duff is in stable condition. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital and was conscious and alert before undergoing surgery. We are told he was shot at least two times.

Mayor Harp reported some time after 1 a.m. that Captain Duff was out of surgery and in the recovery room.

One person was also fatally shot in the incident. They have not been identified at this time.

The suspect had escaped on foot from Dixwell Avenue towards Henry Street, then to Townsend, police said.

Police say the suspect was wearing a black shirt and black pants at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with a tip is asked to call New Haven police.

Related: New Haven police investigate shooting on Chapel Street

Statement from State Police on New Haven shooting:

“Following the shooting in New Haven on Monday night, the New Haven Police Department and the New Haven State’s Attorney called on Connecticut State Police to assist in the investigation. State Police is currently assisting on several levels as we work to determine what transpired during the late night incident.”

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.


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