18-Year-Olds Accused of Shooting at Minor in Hamden

Two 18-year-olds are facing charges after allegedly firing shots at a teen in Hamden, one of which grazed the victim’s clothing, according to police.

Police said the 17-year-old victim had returned to the 900 block of Dixwell Avenue with a friend after attending a party in New Haven the night of Aug. 3 when three people opened fire. The boy was not injured, but police said one of the bullets struck his clothing.

Robert Moye and Brandon Shealy, both 18, were identified a suspects in the shooting. Police obtained arrest warrants for the teens and took Shealy into custody at his home on Shelton Avenue in New Haven. Officers arrested Moye after he was found hiding in a basement on Shepard Street, according to police.

Officers searched Shealy’s home and found a loaded .380-caliber handgun and other evidence linked to the shooting, police said.

Moye and Shealy were each charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit. They were held on $100,000 bonds and are due in court Aug. 21.

It’s not clear if police are still searching for a third suspect.

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