NEW HAVEN – A 22-year old convicted felon was taken into custody Tuesday as the prime suspect in a shooting incident that occurred on Hallock Avenue July 17, 2014.
New Haven Police said they responded to a report of shots fired at 23 Hallock Ave. that day only to find shell casings for a .25 caliber pistol in the driveway but damage to any property or victims. Police said that witnesses at the scene told them that a gunman had fired at a passing car due to an earlier dispute.
The Shooting Task Force investigated the incident and identified Michael DeJesus, 22, of New Haven, as a suspect and obtained a search warrant. S.W.A.T. officers raided DeJesus’ apartment at 23 Hallock Ave. and recovered a .25 caliber pistol and a “large amount of ammunition.” The .25 caliber pistol was found to have been stolen from a Waterbury residence.
DeJesus was charged with first-degree attempt to commit criminal assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm.