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Man accused of killing New Haven mother 'armed & dangerous,' may be dressing as woman

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Tramaine Marquese Poole is wanted for the murder of a mother on Wilmot Road in New Haven. It happened on May 31. (WFSB/New Haven police) Tramaine Marquese Poole is wanted for the murder of a mother on Wilmot Road in New Haven. It happened on May 31. (WFSB/New Haven police)
The victims family made a plea for justice on Wednesday during a news conference. (WFSB) The victims family made a plea for justice on Wednesday during a news conference. (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A man wanted for murdering a mother in New Haven should be considered armed and dangerous and may be using disguises, including dressing as a woman.

They said 41-year-old Tramaine Marquese Poole of New Haven will be charged with murder.

They said there's now a and it comes with a bond of $5 million.

Police held a news conference on Wednesday morning at their headquarters to alert the public of the update.

The mother was identified as 28-year-old Tyekqua Nesbitt. She was shot and killed inside her car on Wilmot Road on May 31. Police said she was targeted by Poole.

“We took a tragic loss," said Tashuana Nesbitt, the victim's sister. “I stand here next to my mom, begging and pleading for this city and community to come together, just so we can have some type of justice, so my sister can rest and her kids can feel safe.”

Tyekqua Nesbitt's children, ages 6 and 11, were inside the car at the time, according to police.

"We need the community's help to bring this man to justice, so that my daughter can rest in peace," said Cheryl Herbert-Nesbitt, the victim's mother. 

Police also said the incident was connected to another shooting that happened on May 7 on Henry Street. In that case, a 36-year-old woman said she had been shot by her husband, identified as Poole. The victim was also targeted in that case.

Poole will face assault charges for that shooting.

While Channel 3 was in the area of Wilmot Road, a family member said the woman who was murdered was friends with Poole's wife and that she was with her when Poole allegedly shot her back in May.

The U.S. Marshal Department is helping in the search for Poole.

“He’s a threat and a menace to this community and I appeal to every member of this community to help us and the family of Tyekqua Nesbitt to bring Tramaine Poole to justice," said Chief Anthony Campbell, New Haven police.

He's described as being 5'11" tall and 160 pounds with tattoos on both arms.

Police said he could be using disguises, including a dreadlock wig and dressing as a woman.

It is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Any shared information will be considered confidential.

Poole has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for weapons. In 2009, he was sentenced and served time for criminal possession of a firearm, accessory to assault, along with a drug charge. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6316 or the U.S. Marshal's Department at 1-877-926-8332.

“No help is too small, or too big," said Tashuana Nesbitt. "Any tips, anything is helpful for us. We need the help.”

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