Man involved in April police shooting to appear in court on hit-and-run case

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The man involved in the Hamden and Yale officer-involved shooting back in April will be in a courtroom Friday for an unrelated case.

21-year-old Paul Witherspoon is accused of hitting a bicyclist with his car last week and then leading officers in a chase.

Related: Couple involved in April police shooting engage New Haven officers in chase after hit-and-run

Police said Witherspoon was intoxicated at the time of the accident. They are also still searching for the victim injured in the accident.

Related: Officers from New Haven police shooting failed to activate body cameras

Police urge that man to come forward.

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