Police Investigating Shots Fired on Coe Avenue
East Haven Police are asking anyone who may have heard or witnessed gun fire on Coe Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 9 to contact police detectives.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Coe Avenue and William Street at 10:13 a.m. on Aug. 9 after receiving a report of gun shots. Upon arrival to the scene, officers used video surveillance and learned that a dark colored SUV was traveling southbound on Coe Avenue when the driver spotted a pedestrian walking southbound in the northbound lane. The SUV turned around and proceeded to travel northbound towards the pedestrian. Once the SUV reached the pedestrian, the driver fired a single shot out of the car in the direction of the pedestrian. The pedestrian fled south on Coe Avenue and the SUV fled northbound on Coe Avenue.
The pedestrian was not injured in the incident.
Coe Avenue was shut down briefly while the East Haven Police Investigative Services Division combed the area for witnesses and evidence.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or captured it on their video surveillance system is asked to contact detectives immediately at 203-468-3820. Callers may remain anonymous.