New Haven man killed in Dixwell Ave. shooting

New Haven Police say a man is in critical condition after a shooting on Dixwell Avenue.
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 11:58 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2023 at 2:33 PM EDT
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) - New Haven Police say a man is dead after he was shot on Dixwell Ave. Wednesday.

“At 6:35 PM, officers were dispatched to Dixwell Avenue near West Hazel Street after a person was shot,” police said.

Police identified the victim of the shooting as 25-year-old Ramon Yates from New Haven.

He was taken to taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and was in critical condition. Yates died on Friday from his injuries, police say.

An eyewitness says he was driving down Dixwell when saw a man laying on the ground.

“I would never leave a young black king or anyone in the street like that. I was like, ‘Roscoe, just pull over and help him’ because I would want someone to do the same for me. So that was the thing. I was scared at first but I was like, you know, I just, it was fight or flight,” said Roscoe Sheffield Jr, an eyewitness. “He was like a foot and a half away from my car.”

Roscoe says other witnesses helped, including a nurse.

This marks the sixth homicide New Haven has seen this year.

Police are still investigating this incident and are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 203-946-6304 or through the department’s anonymous tip-line at 866-888-TIPS (8477).