Man Charged With Murder in New Haven Gas Station Shooting

New Haven police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a man shot outside a gas station in New Haven early Friday morning.

Police said 35-year-old Kenneth Cooper, a former New Haven man who had moved to Waterbury, was shot outside of the entrance to the Exxon gas station and convenience store at 775 Whalley Avenue just after 3 a.m.

A woman who was with Cooper drove him to the hospital, where he died a short time later.

New Haven police have arrested 31-year-old Joshua James Council, of New Haven, in the case.

Council is charged with murder, criminal possession of a pistol without a permit and violation of probation. Police said Council is a convicted felon and was on parole.

Council is being held on a $1 million bond.

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