NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police are investigating a homicide that occurred on Newhall Street Wednesday night.
Police responded to the area on a shot-spotter alert of multiple shots being fired around 8:18 p.m. Police believe the male victim, who lives on Newhall Street, was shot while in the car, subsequently crashing into a telephone pole.
Police said the victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Trequon Lawrence of New Haven.
Mayor Justin Elicker and New Haven Police confirmed that the crash has knocked out power to the area.
In response to the shooting, Mayor Elicker issued the following statement:
“Gun violence in our country is very concerning. Today, I started my day at the funeral of a 14-year-old who was lost to gun violence and I’m ending my day at yet another scene of a fatal shooting. To say I’m frustrated would be an understatement. We’re implementing, and have been for months, the evidence-based programs that are known to reduce gun violence. But, we need more help from the community. Sharing information anonymously with the police department – no matter how small – could be the tip that gets a shooter off the streets.”
Police believe this was an isolated incident. There is no word yet on a suspect.