New Haven Police Shooting

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Off-Duty New Haven Police Captain Wounded In Shootout

August 13, 2019 - 9:12 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A high-ranking police officer in New Haven is recovering after being wounded in a shootout Monday night while he was off-duty.

Quick-thinking New Haven police officers saved the life of one of their captains, applying tourniquets to Capt. Anthony Duff, who had been shot multiple times.

Duff, the department's public information officer, was off-duty just after 9 p.m. when he spotted a shooting at Dixwell Avenue and Henry Street, northwest of the Yale University campus.

The shooter then fired at Captain Duff, striking him several times.

New Haven Police Chief Tony Reyes said, “He has been stabilized. He is going to be okay, thankfully. The individual that he saw being shot has since been caught and is deceased.”

The gunman escaped and remains at large.

The chief says the suspect is African-American, and muscular with a goatee and long braids. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants at the time of the incident.

He is asking for the public’s assistance in tracking him down.

The ShotSpotter system first detected the gunfire, which was followed by a radio transmission from the captain, saying he was hit.