Police ID Victim of New Haven Homicide That Police Captain Was Responding to When He Was Shot

Police continue to search for the person who shot and killed a 46-year-old West Haven man and shot Captain Anthony Duff, who was off-duty, while he was responding to the gunshots Monday night.

Police have identified the person who died the shooting as 46-year-old Troy Clark, of West Haven. They said his death is a homicide and they are investigating the circumstances of his death.

The shootings happened just before 9:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Dixwell Avenue and Henry Street.

Duff, who has been with the New Haven police department for more than 20 years, was his way home when he heard the shots and intervened, according to city officials.

“I’m grateful to Capt. Duff, who is resting and healing and inspiring the rest of us with his courage and his sense of duty,” New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said.

Duff was wounded three times -- injured in the arm, chest, groin and back, according to the mayor.

He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he went through surgery. As of 1 a.m. Tuesday, he was out of surgery and in the recovery room.

As of Wednesday, Duff “continues to heal and recover from a very traumatic incident,” Interim Chief of Police Otoniel Reyes said in a statement.

Police ask anyone with information about the shootings or who sees anything suspicious to call (203) 946-6316.

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