New Haven man killed in FBI shootout, missing New Haven woman found at scene

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A missing New Haven woman was found in New York at the scene where a New Haven man was killed in an FBI shootout.  A New Haven serial bank robbery suspect was also arrested at the same location.  

Samuel Galberth, 43, was killed in shootout with police and FBI agents in Ardsley, New York, according to a release by New York authorities.

Galberth had been linked to the killing of a woman he shared a child with, Tamika Jones. She was found dead in May inside a vehicle in Fitchburg, Mass. New Haven police confirmed Tuesday they’re assisting Mass. authorities with what they now say is a homicide investigation in that case. 

Galberth is the first cousin of the infamous New Haven “Public Enemy Number One,” Tramaine Poole, who was also killed in a police shootout in August 2018 in Virginia.

Related: New Haven police confirm Tramaine Poole killed in VA police shootout

Poole was wanted in the May 31, 2018 killing of Tyekqua Nesbitt in front of her two children in New Haven.

Also found with Galberth at Ardsley Acres Hotel Court, at 560 Saw Mill River Road, was a 26-year-old woman who had been reported missing in New Haven.  Jeffon Suggs was found alive, but it’s unclear if she was there willingly.

Speaking only to News 8’s Mario Boone by phone, Suggs’ cousin said May 17 the family reported her missing. She was last seen in Fitchburg, Mass. with Jones, who was later found May 14 in a vehicle dead.  At the time authorities called it a “suspicious death.”

“Her mom spoke to police and that’s how we got the information that there’s no charges being pressed against her.  She was held against her will,” said Kyasia Suggs.  

Police are extraditing Suggs back to New Haven to face unrelated misdemeanor charges, according to her family. 

Finally, 55-year-old Darryl Donell Henry was also found at the same motel with Suggs and Galberth. 
Detectives are calling him a suspect in a string of bank robberies across New Haven.  Henry was taken into custody.

“I’m just happy my cousin was found safe and sound. It’s unfortunate what happened to Tamika,” Kyasia Suggs explained. 

Related: New Haven police continue to search for missing mom

Related: Person of interest identified in New Haven bank robberies, reward offered

The FBI was executing a search warrant on the hotel room of Galberth when the shootout erupted.

Two local SWAT police officers were shot in the exchange of fire while assisting the FBI in the raid. According to New York authorities, the officers were treated and released from the hospital.

A statement from Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. can be read below:

“The FBI called the District Attorney’s Office last night to report a police-involved shooting at the Ardsley Acres Motel in Ardsley adjacent to the Saw Mill River Parkway. Prosecutors immediately went to the scene where the FBI with the Greenburgh Police Task Force, which included officers from several other police departments, attempted to execute several out-of-state warrants. The suspect was sought in connection with more than one investigation in Connecticut and elsewhere.

What took place at the scene in Ardsley is the subject of our investigation. Our Office will continue to consult with the New York Attorney General’s Office as the investigation continues.
The suspect was pronounced dead at Westchester County Medical Center. He was identified as 42-year-old Samuel Galberth of West Haven, Connecticut. A second man, who had been with Galberth in the motel, was arrested on another interstate warrant for bank robbery.

Two officers were injured, both Sergeants, one from Greenburgh PD and one from Dobbs Ferry PD. They were treated and released from the hospital. We wish them a speedy and thorough recovery.
At this time, we want to commend the brave FBI agents and police officers who responded and put themselves in harm’s way to protect the people of Westchester County.”

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