Condition of Teen Shot in New Haven Upgraded

By Jessie Sawyer and LeAnne Gendreau
|  Tuesday, May 20, 2014  |  Updated 11:55 AM EDT
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Condition of Teen Shot in New Haven Upgraded

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

A 19-year-old New Haven man remains hospitalized after he was shot on Monday night and police said his condition has improved.

Officers found Tayvon Tucker, 19, conscious with a gunshot wound to the lower back when they responded to a report that someone had been shot at Dixwell Avenue and Ivy Street at 6 p.m., according to police. 

Police originally identified him as Trayvon Tucker.

He spoke with officers at the scene and an ambulance took him to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

As of Tuesday morning, Tucker's condition had been upgraded from critical to critical/stable.

A witness told police that the shooter might have left in a small silver four-door Honda or similar car.

A vehicle matching that description was last seen heading northbound on Dixwell Avenue toward Hamden.

Police have not identified a suspect, but the department's Major Crimes Division and Bureau of Investigation detectives were on scene as of 7:17 p.m. interviewing possible witnesses and gathering evidence.

New Haven police ask any witnesses or people with information to call the detectives investigating at 203-946-6304. Calls can also be made anonymously.

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