Two New Haven men are facing charges after reportedly robbing and shooting a 41-year-old city man on Winthrop Avenue the night of June 6.
Kyle Jowers, 30, and Willie Garvin, 21, have been arrested in connection with the crime.
Police said Kendall Woodson was on Winthrop Avenue between Maple Street and Edgewood Avenue when he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded money. Woodson refused and the suspect shot him once with a long-barreled handgun.
Jowers was later identified as that suspect. The next day, he was charged with threatening and breach of peace in connection with a related crime, and when detectives interviewed him, Jowers confessed to the attempted robbery and shooting, police said.
He was charged with first-degree assault, criminal attempt to commit first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and weapons violations.
Jowers said the gun fired by accident and implicated 21-year-old Willie Garvin in the robbery attempt.
Garvin was arrested the night of June 8. Police said officers shot him with a stun gun after Garvin reached for a .22-caliber long-barreled revolver in his waistband – the same gun used in the shooting of Woodson.
Police said Garvin also confessed to the crime. He was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, interfering with police and weapons violations.
Both suspects are convicted felons. Jowers has been previously convicted of first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree forgery and violation of probation. Garvin has been convicted of first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, violation of probation and drug and weapons offenses, police said.
Woodson was alert and conscious at the scene and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.