New Haven police identify suspect in 2017 homicide investigation

Suspect identified in New Haven father's murder
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 1:33 PM EDT
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – Officials in New Haven announced they have a suspect in a May 2017 homicide investigation.

A courageous member of the community came forward to provide much-needed information.

With the family of Norman Boone by their side, New Haven announced it made an arrest in the May 2017 broad daylight double shooting which left Boone dead.

Police said the 27-year-old Boone was shot a number of times on Dickerman Street.

Nearly 5 years after the shooting, police said they have an arrest.

Police said a newly promoted police detective assigned to the case was able to get an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Trayvon Battle, whom they describe as a known gang member with a lengthy rap sheet involving illegal guns.

After working the case for years, police said they got a big break when someone came forward with some information to tie it all together.

“I want to thank the NHPD for what they’ve done, and for my sister for her suffering for 5 years and the 2 babies that will never see their father anymore. Thank you to the person that stepped up,” said Rosa LeSane.

“We’re grateful for those brave people that come forward. I said it just at a vigil last week, it takes one person, one person to come forward and tell the truth, because these guys are really good at their job and need that one key piece that puts us over the edge and we’re just happy that happened in this case,” said Assistant Chief Karl Jacobson with the New Haven Police Department.

Since the murder, police picked up Battle three times on gun charges only to see him bond out.

Last time, police teamed with the ATF to lock him up on federal charges, where he’s been since.

He will be served the warrant in this murder case Wednesday when he appears in court.