Spector says Eaton initially did not know a Yale University officer had arrived at the scene and also fired at the driver. Spector says Eaton believed the other gunshots he heard came from the driver.
Spector’s comments were the first provided publicly on behalf of Eaton in connection with the April 16 shooting in New Haven.
The police gunshots missed the driver but wounded 22-year-old Stephanie Washington, who survived.
The couple’s relatives believe the shooting was not justified.