New Haven Attorney to be Charged With Assault: Police

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    A 17-year-old was shot during attempted robbery on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven this morning, according to police.

    Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging a New Haven attorney with assault following a domestic dispute that happened in an apartment lobby June 13, authorities said Wednesday.

    Michael Stratton, an attorney at Stratton Faxon Trial Lawyers LLC in New Haven and former city alderman, will be charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace, according to New Haven police.

    Officers arrived at Kelly House apartments at 196 Crown Street early June 13 after Stratton called police to report that he had been attacked by "a woman he'd been with," police said.

    Police said the dispute happened in the lobby of the apartment building. Courtney Darlington, 20, of New Haven, was arrested and charged with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault.

    Chief Dean Esserman called for further investigation after learning that officers at the scene failed to seize marijuana found in the apartment, according to police.

    Police said Wednesday they had obtained a warrant for Stratton's arrest on the same charges that Darlington is facing.

    Authorities have not released the findings of the investigation and what prompted the additional charges.

    Police declined to elaborate on the relationship between Darlington and Stratton.

    The law firm had not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.