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Hamden Officer Charged in New Haven Shooting to Face Judge for First Time

A Connecticut police officer arrested for opening fire on an unarmed couple's car and wounding a 22-year-old woman is set to face a judge for the first time since the charges were filed.

Hamden officer Devin Eaton is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on felony assault and reckless endangerment charges in New Haven Superior Court. He has been free after posting $100,000 bail.

Authorities said Eaton and a Yale University officer opened fire on the car in New Haven on April 16 while investigating a reported attempted armed robbery in Hamden.

Officials said Eaton fired 13 times after the driver, Paul Witherspoon III, got out of the car unexpectedly.

Witherspoon was not injured. His girlfriend, Stephanie Washington, was seriously injured but survived.

The Yale officer was not charged.

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