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Monday, August 18, 2014

Summary of New Haven gun violence in August

August so far has been a violent month for New Haven. As of August 18 there have been four reported homicides along with five non-fatal shooting victims.

August 1: Two 26-year-old men are shot while near the intersection of Kensington and Chapel streets. Tyrese Jones succumbs to his wounds and the other victim survived. Police obtained a warrant for the arrest of Errol Godfrey-Hill, who was already being held on other charges.

August 3: A 71-year-old man allegedly shot a 23-year-old man in the head in a Donna Drive apartment building. There are conflicting stories about what transpired during the incident. Police charged Anthony Anamasi with first-degree assault.

August 6: A store clerk shoots and kills robbery suspect Christian Munoz, 19. Police rule that the homicide was in self-defense and the clerk wasn't charged.

August 7: A man was shot while driving his car on Ridge Street. Police said that he was shot by a man inside the car and the man attempted to take another shot at the victim, but missed.

August 8: Three people are shot while inside a car near the intersection of Davenport Avenue and Vernon Street. Jacob Craggett, 15, succumbed to his wounds and his brother Joshua Craggett, 23, was last reported to be in critical, but stable condition. Jacob Craggett was buried on August 16.

August 17: Darryl McNair was just hours into his 58th birthday when he was struck and killed by a stray bullet while playing solitaire in his residence around 2 a.m. on Strong Street.


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