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Suspect who shot officer after collision in New Haven is in custody


NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A suspect who shot an officer in New Haven overnight is in police custody.

Dashcam video, released by the State Inspector General’s office this afternoon, shows the suspect, Jose Claudio, running down the street before firing multiple shots at Officer Chad Curry’s cruiser.

Curry, a nine-year veteran who was shot twice, got out and shot back as the suspect fled.

You can watch the video below. *** Warning: footage may be offensive to some viewers.

Dashcam video shows when a suspect shoots New Haven police overnight.

Police said Curry was patrolling the Fair Haven neighborhood when he heard a car crash in Chapel Street and Blatchley Avenue.

He radioed it in and replied. That’s when police say Claudio opened fire.

Curry was shot in the ear and shoulder. He is currently recovering at home.

Police tracked Claudio, who had a domestic violence warrant, to a home in Hartford, where he was arrested after an extensive manhunt.

“That’s a lot of good police work. We can find a woman out in the street, track one’s name, find another, and just a lot of interviews, a lot of face-to-face, knocking on every door, just detective work. old fashioned,” said New Haven Sheriff Karl Jacobson.

“We often talk about officers putting their lives at risk and that often sounds cliché, but something like what happened last night happened and it made us realize. , how important officers are to the safety of our community,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.

Claudio is charged with assaulting a public safety officer, among other charges including carrying a pistol without a license and recklessly endangering.

He is being held on a $1 million bond and will appear in court on Tuesday.

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Police have released camera video of the shooting.

Two schools, Family Academy of Multiling Language Exploration and St. John S. Martinez School, was told to stay in place due to police activity in the area. Classes were conducted as scheduled.

A shelter-in-place has also been granted to those living in the periphery of River Street (south), Lloyd Street (west), Exchange Street (north) and Poplar Street (east). However, it was removed.

Police update publicly at around 10:30 a.m. Friday:

Police Chief Karl Jacobson and Mayor Justin Elicker said they were on the trail of the suspect who shot an officer.

Police said an investigation was underway on Chapel Street in the city’s Fair Haven area.

Officials said officer Chad Curry was shot after he responded to calls about a motor vehicle collision around 1:30 a.m. Friday. The collision occurred near the intersection of Chapel Street and Blatchley Avenue.

“One of the people involved in the motor vehicle crash was trying to leave the scene,” New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson said. “The officer tried to stop them and then had a gun exchange. We don’t believe at this point the suspect was shot, but we don’t know.”

Police said Curry was hit in the shoulder and ear.

The incident was recorded on Curry’s bodycam.

“We watched the video and it was remarkable how Curry Police received a firearm from an individual and then reacted quickly and put themselves in danger, and so we often say that officers police officers are putting themselves at risk on behalf of the community and we don’t ‘I don’t usually remember exactly what that means until you see what happened,’ Mayor of New Haven Justin Elicker said.

The suspect was still large as of 10:30 a.m. Friday.

After the exchange of gunfire, he was last seen on Blatchley heading towards Saltonstall Avenue. He wears an orange sweater and a white hat. He is described as 5’10 ″ tall.

Jacobson says it’s monitoring a number of potential customers and has great input from the community.

Curry was shot about a block away from the crash scene, police said, which is why the crime scene was so large.

It is not clear how many people were in the vehicle at the time of the collision. However, police said they determined that the vehicle the suspect was in had been reported stolen.

Curry was transported and then discharged from a local hospital. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.

“The fact that this person shot at a police officer is causing trouble and we will do everything we can to arrest this person and we need the community’s help. Jacobson, New Haven police.

Police are asking any witnesses who have not spoken to them to contact the New Haven Police Department’s Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. Callers can remain anonymous or send anonymous tips by calling 1-866-888-TIPS (8477) or texting “NHPD (with your message)” to 274637 (CRIMES).

This is an evolving situation. Stay tuned to Witness News 3 for updates.

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An officer was shot on Chapel Street in New Haven overnight after the officer responded to a collision.

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