Bail set at $1.2M for suspect in fatal gas station shooting

Joshua Council (Photo: New Haven Police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) —The New Haven Register reports ( 31-year-old Joshua Council is facing charges of murder and criminal possession of a pistol in connection with the death of 35-year-old Kenneth Cooper. The judge set Council’s bail during a court hearing Tuesday.

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Prosecutors say Council shot Cooper outside of a New Haven Exxon gas station around 3 a.m. Friday. Cooper died on the way to a hospital.

Council’s attorney says his client was not near the gas station at the time. Council’s sister says he was home sleeping.

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Court records show Council was convicted in 2016 of third-degree assault. Police say he is currently out on parole.