NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A man who has been arrested multiple times on gun charges now faces a murder charge.
New Haven police arrested 31-year-old Treyvon Battle for the murder of 28-year-old Norman Boone.
Back in May 2017, police responded to Dickerman Street between Sperry and Orchard streets for calls of shots fired. Two people were shot, including Boone, who was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
Battle is a member of a gang and has been arrested three times for gun-related charges, according to police. He is currently in prison for those charges.
Boone’s family and friends are thankful this gives them some closure.
“Many times in situations like this, the killer is not found, but we are so grateful that justice is going to be served,” family friend Willa Moody said. “And we know that is going to bring Norman back, but this does give us some peace.”
Police said it was a tip from a community member that helped detectives identify a suspect in this homicide.
Battle will be served an arrest warrant Wednesday in court.