As a man who was shot in the knee in New Haven was being treated at the hospital, cocaine was found hidden in his anus, according to police.
Tyrese Chapman, 35, of New Haven limped into the Emergency Department of the Hospital of Saint Raphael's at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday after being shot on Edgewood Avenue near Orchard Street, police said.
Police said Chapman told them he heard footsteps approaching from behind as he
walked from Kensington Street to Edgewood Avenue and saw a man raise a revolver, point it at his knee, fire one shot and run off.
Chapman told police he hopped around the corner, where his uncle happened to be passing by, and the uncle gave him a ride to the hospital.
As Chapman was being treated, an X-ray revealed a bundle of suspected crack cocaine hidden in his anus, according to police.
Officers recovered a bag of crack cocaine and they are guarding him at the hospital as detectives investigate the shooting.
New Haven police said Chapman was charged with murder in 1994 and convicted on the lesser charge of first-degree robbery. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.