Police have made two arrests in connection with a shooting outside Boku’s Bar in West Haven that left one person critically injured.
At 1:17 a.m. on Sunday, one person was shot outside the front entrance of the bar located at 481 Campbell Ave., police said.
Police have increased patrols after several incidents were reported at Boku’s, police said, and they recently met with the owner to go over security and safety measures.
Two officers were on assignment there when they heard what sounded like six to eight gunshots come from the front of the bar. Then, they saw people running from the bar, police said.
Two bouncers – one of whom had a bloodstained shirt -- went to a vehicle near the bar, police said and police followed them.
The two bouncers and a person in the driver’s seat said their family member had been shot and they were trying to take him to the hospital.
Police detained all people in or around the vehicle and called for West Haven Fire rescue to help the shooting victim, who was taken to the hospital with a West Haven Police Officer.
A witness told police he saw an altercation inside Boku’s involving the victim and his friends and all parties involved were ejected from the bar, police said.
After they were kicked out of the bar, the victim and his friends were then confronted again outside the bar where two men, later identified as Robert Gallishaw and Hugh Suggs, each shot at the victim and his friends, and shot the victim several times, police said.
Police detained Robert Gallishaw, 28, of New Haven, who was charged with assault in the first degree, conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment.
Hugh Suggs, 23, of New Haven was charged with assault in the first degree, conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a pistol without a permit. Both were held on $150,000 bonds.
Detectives said further arrests are possible.