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Officers Continue Searching for Suspect in Shooting of New Haven Police Captain

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    Search for Suspect in New Haven Police Shooting Continues

    It has been a nervous and emotional 24 hours for people who live near where Monday night's shooting in New Haven took place. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019)

    It has been a nervous and emotional 24 hours for people who live near where Monday night's shooting in New Haven took place.

    Roads were blocked as officers scoured the area for any sign of the suspect.

    “It’s scary because you don’t know where they’re hiding at,” said Katie Hawkins, of New Haven.

    With a community on edge, the hunt continued for whoever police said shot and killed one person and then wounded New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff on Monday night.

    “You come to the door and you see all these guns and people and that big old tank truck. It’s very frightening,” said Hawkins.

    Hawkins said her home was among those searched as the manhunt intensified in the city.

    “We cannot live in fear in this community. Right now, we’re living in somewhat of fear because we don’t know this individual who has caused this incident in our community,” said Rev. Boise Kimber of First Calvary Baptist Church.

    Rev. Kimber hopes anyone who knows anything that could help find the suspect comes forward.

    “I’m saying all hands on deck in this community. And that does not just mean police. That means this entire community all hands on deck,” said Rev. Kimber.

    And it comes with a promise from police commissioner Anthony Dawson.

    “We just want to send a message to those who think they can just run the town unlawfully, you got another thing coming,” said Dawson.

    If you have any information you’re asked to call police at 203-946-6316.

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