Police Arrest Suspect in Hamden Gun Fight

By Ari Mason
|  Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:53 PM EDT
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Police Arrest Suspect in Hamden Gun Fight

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Hamden police have arrested a New Haven man in connection with an Aug.16 gun fight that sent several shots into an Arch Street home.

David Lilly, 33, of 72 Fiarmont Avenue in New Haven, was arrested Sept. 5.

Lilly 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.

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.

Lilly was held on a court-ordered $250,000 bond and is due in court in Meriden on Sept. 12.

No other arrests have been made.

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