NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/2FOCmkj) 31-year-old Joshua Council is facing charges of murder and criminal possession of a pistol in connection with the death of 35-year-old Kenneth Cooper. The judge set Council’s bail during a court hearing Tuesday.Related Content: Man charged with murder in shooting at New Haven gas station
Prosecutors say Council shot Cooper outside of a New Haven Exxon gas station around 3 a.m. Friday. Cooper died on the way to a hospital.
Council’s attorney says his client was not near the gas station at the time. Council’s sister says he was home sleeping.Original Story: Police investigate murder at New Haven gas station
Court records show Council was convicted in 2016 of third-degree assault. Police say he is currently out on parole.