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Man Charged With Murder After Shooting in New Haven

New Haven police have arrested a Seymour man accused of shooting and killing another man in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven on May 21 and the suspect has been charged with murder.

James Tobin, 32, of Seymour, is accused of shooting 28-year-old Thomas Hart, who was found at Congress Avenue and Redfield Street around 11:30 p.m. on that Tuesday night after police received a ShotSpotter alert and 911 calls.

Hart was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Tobin has been charged with murder, according to New Haven police.

According to police, he provided a detailed confession, investigators served a search warrant at Tobin's home and seized a gun believed to be the murder weapon. They said the state lab will conduct more ballistic testing to determine if it is the same gun.

This was the second homicide of the year in New Haven and the second shooting on Congress Avenue near Redfield Street in a week.

Bond for Tobin was set at $2 million. He was due in court Wednesday.

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