Police Capture Murder Suspect in New Haven

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

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    New Haven police arrested Shuane Meyers Wednesday in connection with the murder of Qusaan McKoy on Monday night.

    Police arrested a murder suspect Wednesday after a pursuit and a situation that closed down streets around Norton Street. 

    Dozens of officers and the New Haven SWAT team responded to the area blocking off several streets around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

    According to police, officers began chasing Shaune Meyers at Chapel Street and Derby Avenue.  The pursuit ended at 802 George Street where Meyers pulled a gun on one of the officers.  The officer fired at Meyers but did not hit him, police said.

    Meyers dropped his gun and ran into an apartment building at 1 Norton Street.  He kicked in an apartment door and hid inside, actually changing his clothes in an attempt to fool officers, according to police.

    Meyers was wanted in connection to the shooting death of a man on Chapel Street Monday.

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

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

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