Police: Suspects of Derby shooting related to Route 8 Seymour car crash, searching for fleeing suspects

New Haven

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — Police apprehended two suspects Monday night who are allegedly connected to the car accident in Seymour and a shooting in Derby. Officials are currently searching for the remaining fleeing suspects.

According to the Derby Police Department, officers responded to the area of Hawkins Street near Seventh Street at 4:40 p.m. Monday on reports of multiple gun shots. Witnesses Video surveillance depicted a white Kia SUV fleeing the scene.

Earlier Monday, police identified a 2011 white Kia SUV that was reported stolen from Shelton. When police arrived to investigate, both the Kia and a second vehicle fled the area. A short pursuit ensued with the second vehicle.

While detectives were on scene processing the shooting, the same stolen white Kia SUV came back to the area, then fled which lead to a pursuit along Route 8 north. The pursuit ended after the Kia crashed on the Route 8 Exit 22 off-ramp.

Three men allegedly fled the crash on foot while one passenger remained inside asking for help as the vehicle’s engine had caught fire. An officer removed the suspect from the passenger seat. The suspect was identified as a 17-year-old from Derby.

Police say one of the fleeing suspects was struck by an unrelated car traveling on Wakeley Street. That suspect was apprehended and identified as an 18-year-old man. He was admitted to Waterbury Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

At around 10 p.m., police say a 15-year-old male from Derby was in the Griffin Hospital ER, reporting injuries related to a car accident. Police say “his appearance and clothing matched” one of the two suspects that fled.

Charges are pending for all three suspects and police are trying to identify the fourth suspect. The initial shooting investigation remains under investigation.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Yale doctor explains how dangerous, more contagious COVID-19 variant strains are

News /

Hamden man accused of ramming police vehicle during chase

News /

Floyd Little Athletic Center now one of Yale's COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites

News /

New Haven school superintendent recaps first week of hybrid learning

News /

Homicide investigation underway in Waterbury after teen killed in shooting

News /

Pet of the Week: Sam

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss