3 arrested after Hamden fight continues into New Haven

From left: Kenneth Reddick, Xavier Matthews, and Sally Douglas (Photos provided by New Haven Police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police have arrested three people after they say a fight at a Hamden club made its way into New Haven.

New Haven police say officers were called to break up a fight at 200 Goffe Street, Apartment 27 just before 3 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived, a woman told them that a group of women started a fight with her and her friends at the Slyce nightclub in Hamden. When the women left the club, they were followed back to Goffe Street where they say fight number two started. Police say one of the victims had a bump on her head, a cut lip, and a bruised eye, and claimed to have been jumped by the group of women.

Another woman told police that 25-year-old Sally Douglas of New Haven targeted her and started the fights at the club. She said Douglas was angry at her because Douglas had recently been arrested for an incident that involved the woman.

The women told police they tried to get away from the fight by running into an apartment, but the group of women, and a few men, forced their way in. They told police the men attacked some of the women and someone else sprayed the room with pepper spray. The women also alleged that someone tried to use a stun-gun on them and that someone had a shotgun. Police say the suspects ran away when the women said they had called the police.

New Haven police were searching the neighborhood for suspects when they say they were called back to the apartment. Police say they saw a group of suspects who began running, and eventually ran into an apartment and closed the door. Police say they surrounded the building and tried knocking several times until a woman opened the door and said no one was home except her two sleeping children. Police told the woman what they had witnessed and were given permission to search the apartment.

Inside, officers say they found Douglas, as well as 20-year-old Xavier Matthews. They found 21-year-old Kenneth Reddick outside. All were arrested.

Douglas is charged with first-degree trespassing and second-degree breach of peace. Matthews and Reddick are both charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree breach of peace, and third-degree assault.

Police say Hamden police say they responded to a reported fight at Slyce around 2 a.m., but when they arrived, those involved had left.

Police say they didn’t find a shotgun, but did find a pistol in the apartment. They are working to determine whose it is.

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