Man robbed and shot in leg in New Haven


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are looking for a young male that reportedly attempted to rob a man and then shot him in his leg.

It happened around 11 p.m. Friday in the area of Winthrop Avenue, between Maple Street and Edgewood Avenue in New Haven.

Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, Kendall Woodson, 41. He had been shot once in his left thigh during what he reported as an attempted armed robbery, according to police.

Woodson told officers he was confronted by a young black man who demanded money. When he refused, the man shot him. He said he heard a single gunshot.

The suspect was described as a teenage medium-complexioned black male, standing about 5-foot-5, and skinny with no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, red baseball style cap and denim blue jeans.

He left the scene on foot.

The victim was alert and speaking with investigators. He was taken by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment.

His injury is not life-threatening.

Detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Division were at the scene speaking to potential witnesses and searching for evidence.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crime or who may have information helpful to investigators is urged to call (203) 946-6304 to speak with detectives. Calls may be made anonymously.


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