New Haven police chase ends with car snapping cemetery headstones

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven police have arrested a man who led them on a car chase through a cemetery.  At 5:12 p.m. Friday, a New Haven police officer heard three shots fired near the corner of Chapel and Kensington Streets.  The officer saw people in a nearby park scatter, and a black car came towards him going the wrong way down a one-way street.  Several witnesses pointed at the people in the car.  Police say the black car side swiped another car, and went into a cemetery on Pine Rock Avenue.  Police say the car drove through some bushes and knocked over several headstones.  Police say two young men jumped out and ran.  Police say one of them dropped a .357 Smith and Wesson handgun.  Police caught both of them.  One of the suspects is a juvenile and police say he admitted firing the shots.  Police arrested the 16 year old and Leoandre Crockett, 37 of Hamden.  Police say they found crack cocaine and marijuana in Crockett’s pockets.  Crockett is facing a list of charges including Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit, Reckless Driving and Interfering with Police. Police say the juvenile they arrested survived being shot within the last year.  He is also facing a list of charges.


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