New Haven Police make arrest in connection to shooting during robbery

Dwayne Green (Photo: New Haven Police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police have made an arrest in connection to a robbery that led to a shooting on Saturday.

According to police, on Sept. 16, a victim arrived at a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. Officers say when they asked the victim about the incident, he said he was shot while aiding a woman who was being robbed at gunpoint.

Police say the victim of the robbery struggled with the suspect before he took off with her purse and fired his pistol, striking the person coming to her aid.

Following an investigation, officials were able to identify the suspect as 27-year-old Dwayne Green of New Haven.

Green is a convicted felon who is facing charges of Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Pistol, Robbery in the First Degree, and other related charges.