Hamden, Yale officers involved in shooting identified, placed on administrative leave

New Haven

New Haven police have confirmed the identity of the Hamden officer allegedly involved in Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting

New Haven police say that Devin Eaton, one of their former officers, is the Hamden officer who fired at the unarmed couple on Dixwell Avenue.  

Ofc. Eaton has been a law enforcement officer for more than four years.

He has been placed on administrative leave.

The Yale police officer involved has been identified as Terrance Pollock. In a statement, Yale stated the Yale officer was placed on leave, per standard protocol for any instance of a Yale officer discharging a weapon.


Local leaders talked about the officer-involved shooting in New Haven that left a woman in the hospital. 

Protesters stormed the Hamden Police Station. Dozens were out in the middle of Dixwell Avenue, blocking traffic at times.

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They also went inside – filling the lobby of the police station and demanding to speak to top brass about the shooting of an unarmed black woman. She and her boyfriend were in a car that police said was involved in an armed robbery of a newspaper delivery person at a gas station in Hamden around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Hamden police and a Yale police officer caught up with their car at an intersection in New Haven and opened fire on that car. It was all caught on surveillance video.

Passenger Stephanie Washington was shot in the face, but is expected to be okay.

Back at the Hamden Police Department on Tuesday, some officers did come out and speak with the protestors, even shaking hands with them.

Related: Protesters block road in Hamden following officer-involved shooting

There are still plenty of questions about exactly why a Hamden Officer and a Yale police officer fired on that car when no one inside had a weapon.

The Mayors of Hamden and New Haven, along with the Police Chiefs of the Hamden, New Haven and Yale Police Departments held a conference call on Wednesday talking about what happened and how to keep something like this from happening again.

WEB EXTRA: New Haven, Hamden mayors and police chiefs give update on officer-involved shooting

WEB EXTRA: News 8’s Kent Pierce answers your questions and has the latest on what witnesses saw on scene 

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