Man Convicted in Hamden Gun Fight Sentenced Again: Officials

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    A former New Haven man arrested in connection with an Aug.16, 2013 gun fight that sent several shots into an Arch Street home in Hamden has been sentenced for violating conditions of his supervised release.

    David Lilly, 33, of 72 Fiarmont Avenue in New Haven, was arrested in Hamden on Sept. 5. 2013 and pleaded guilty in April 2014.

    He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

    According to police, at least three people fired shots around 12:45 a.m. near the parking lot of Slyce Pizza at 141 Arch Street on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

    Police said several rounds went into the living room and bedroom of a nearby home. A family with a small child was inside.

    Hamsel Anies' mother lives next door to where the shooting happened.

    "She's also concerned. We're all concerned. You got kids out here and it's scary because this is a nice neighborhood," Anies said.

    No injuries were reported, but the front window of Slyce Pizza and several cars were also damaged in the gun battle.

    On Friday, Lilly was sentenced to 14 months in prison for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release. When he is released from federal prison, he will be placed on supervised release for an additional year. If he is found guilty of another violation while on supervision, Lilly can be sentenced to up to an additional two years in jail. 

    Lilly was originally sentenced to 87 months in October 2005 for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

    He was released from federal prison and placed on supervision in November 2011.  In June 2012, he was arrested in separate cases by police in New Haven and Hartford Police Departments, federal officials said.

    In November 2012, Judge Arteton sentenced him to 10 months in prison for violating the terms of his supervision.