Shots fired at officers during search

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven detectives and officers were shot at while executing a search and seizure warrant at a housing complex early Sunday.

Police say around 3 AM, detectives and officers from the Criminal Intelligence Unit, Major Crimes Division, Shooting Task Force, Street Interdiction Unit and S.W.A.T. went to the Presidential Garden’s housing complex at 573 Dixwell Avenue to execute a search warrant in an apartment.

During the search, police say at least one person fired shots at detectives who were posted in the rear of the property.

Officers did not return fire and no one was injured.

Officers also did not see who fired the shots.

The suspect who was the subject of the warrant was not found in the apartment. Police did find two guns, an assault rifle and a semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine during the search.

Detectives were on scene speaking with witnesses.

The incident is under investigation.

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