Off-duty Meriden police officer unhurt after shooter opens fire on her car in New Haven, police say

Zach Murdock, Hartford Courant
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An off-duty Meriden police officer was shot at Thursday night at a townhouse complex in New Haven, where she previously worked as an officer, but she was not hurt.

The officer was driving out of the Essex Townhouses complex on Quinnipiac Avenue when she heard gunshots and saw a man on the sidewalk shooting toward her vehicle, New Haven police said Friday.

She found multiple bullet holes in the rear of the car, but she was uninjured, Capt. Anthony Duff said. New Haven detectives responded to the scene and recovered shell casings and “other evidence” that police did not describe publicly.

“New Haven police detectives and the Meriden Police Department are working together to see if this incident is related to the officer’s work as a police officer,” Duff said in a statement. “This officer was a police officer in New Haven who transferred to Meriden a few years ago.”

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood to locate any potential witnesses and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the New Have Police Department at 203-946-6304.

Zach Murdock can be reached at zmurdock@courant.com.