New Haven Murder Suspect Held on $1.75 Million

Officers fired shots during an intense situation on Norton Street on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 2, 2013  |  Updated 7:19 PM EDT
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A man suspected in the shooting death of a man on Chapel Street in New Haven on Monday is being held on $1.75 million.

Amanda Raus, Chris Podosek

A man suspected in the shooting death of a man on Chapel Street in New Haven on Monday is being held on $1.75 million.

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The suspect in the shooting death of a man on Chapel Street in New Haven on Monday is being held on $1.75 million.

Shaune Meyers was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon after a pursuit and a SWAT situation that closed down streets around Norton Street.

The victim, Qusaan McKoy, of Hamden, was shot outside the Haven Market around 9 p.m. on Monday.

There were outbursts in court from McKoy's family members who screamed at Meyers during his arraignment Thursday and said "you're an abomination to your family."

People in court were crying and extra marshals had to guard Meyers.

Prosecutors said McKoy was walking with Meyers and another person when McKoy had to run for his life. 

Meyers is accused of shooting McKoy, then going over to McKoy as he lie on the ground and shooting him again before going through his pockets.

McKoy's mother, Zella Jackson, came to Connecticut from Georgia after learning of her son's death.

"I loved my son," Jackson said.  "The last time I talked to him was Sunday.  I never expected that I would have to come here for this.  I miss my son.  It's my baby.  I carried him for nine months, and it hurts."

Officials said Meyers admitted to being under the influence of PCP on Wednesday and complained of breathing problems.  He was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation.

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