Man Accused of Shooting Wife, Officers in New Haven Arrested

A 51-year-old New Haven man who is accused of shooting his wife and two police officers in New Haven last Saturday has been charged in connection with the shooting of his wife, according to state police.

Douglas Monroe, 51, of New Haven, was arrested Friday after he was released from Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Police said the shooting happened on Elm Street in New Haven, between Orchard Street and Sherman Avenue, around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Monroe is accused of shooting his 51-year-old wife several times in a home on Elm Street, Police said the woman, a retired Department of Correction officer, was shot in the hand, arm, back and chest and ran to a neighbor’s home for help.

When officers entered the home at 638 Elm St., shots were fired, police said, and Officer Eric Pessino and Officer Scott Shumway, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Pessino suffered a graze wound on the arm and Shumway was shot in the arm.

The SWAT team and hostage negotiators were also called in and Monroe was taken into custody after police confronted him by the basement of his home.

Police said Monroe pointed a gun at law enforcement officers, who fired at him.

He was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries and police were notified today that he was released. Detectives took him into custody and Monroe has been charged with first-degree assault.

Bond was set at $900,000.

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