Two New Haven men were arrested Sunday after reportedly robbing two people at gunpoint and firing at an officer.
The robbery happened around midnight near the the Van Dome Nightclub on Hamilton and Ives Place in New Haven, according to police.
Suspects Darryl Giles, 23, of Fitch Street, and Robert Staton, 22, of Sherman Avenue in New Haven, fled in the direction of Grand Avenue, the victims told police.
According to police, Giles and Staton were getting into a station wagon on Wallace Street when the responding officer approached them, drew his gun and ordered them out of the car.
The getaway car accelerated into his police cruiser. A passenger got out and fired a shot at the officer, then jumped back inside the car, which took off in the other direction, police said.
According to police, the suspects' car crashed into a fence and utility pole near the corner of Wallace and Walnut streets.
Giles and Staton took off running, but were apprehended by police. The victims were able to positively identify them as the robbery suspects, authorities said.
Both men were charged with first-degree robbery and attempted assault on a police officer.
Police have recovered one of the suspect’s guns and are still searching for the second weapon.