Police Make 2 Arrests in Hamden Shooting

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    Hamden police have arrested two suspects in a 2010 shooting.

    Hamden police have made two arrests in connection with a 2010 shooting that left the victim with permanent injuries.

    John Belcher, who was then 25 years old, was found face-down in the driveway of Elliott Drive around 12:15 a.m. on July 2, 2010.

    He’d been shot in the chest and neck and was transported to the Hospital of Saint Raphael.

    As police investigated the shooting, they determined that three people who were wearing face masks confronted Belcher that night. As least two of them had guns.

    Immediately after the shooting, Officer Craig Appleby and his K-9 “Hunter” followed a trail to the Fawn Ridge Road home of Marquis Winfrey Sr., 28, police said.

    After a two-year investigation, police submitted an arrest warrant application for Winfrey, who was arrested on Oct. 25.

    On Nov. 19, Hamden police arrested Kevin Blackman, 23, of Hamden, at Meriden Superior Court.

    Blackman, who is currently incarcerated at the Carl Robinson Correctional Center in Enfield on unrelated charges, was charged with assault in the first degree and conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree.

    He was held on an additional $250,000 court-ordered bond.

    Winfrey was charged with assault in the first degree and criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree.

    Winfrey, who was detained on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Nov. 8.

    “The arrest in this case would not have been possible without the prolonged efforts and spirit of teamwork delivered by the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office, State of Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory and members of the Hamden Police Department, specifically Detective Angelo DeLieto,” Police Chief Thomas Wydra said in a statement.

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