HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) - Three people were arrested following a police chase that led to a crash in Hamden.

Police identified the suspects as 34-year-old Steven Cloud, 34-year-old Leroy Phillip Gee and 31-year-old Sharlice Brown.

According to police, the incident began Thursday afternoon after a report of shots fired in New Haven at two locations. 

One of the locations was Catherine Way, where investigators were seen looking at bullet holes in a front door. The other was outside of a gas station on Whalley Avenue. 

Officers found the car connected to the incidents on Dixwell Avenue in the Newhallville neighborhood. 

The car was pursued into Hamden, which resulted in the driver hitting another car in front of the Home Depot on Dixwell Avenue. 

"The judgement to pursue is based on the crime in question. The crime being rather serious, if you're shooting guns in New Haven, that's a felony offense," said Lt. Wayne Bullock, New Haven Police Department. 

The chase closed off part of Dixwell Avenue for several hours. 

"My mom was standing right there next to the Home Depot sign, right where they crashed, coming onto the intersection," said Luis Laurea. 

Investigators were seen removing a shotgun from the car involved in the chase. 

No injuries were reported. 

All three suspects were charged with criminal possession of a firearm, weapon in a motor vehicle and conspiracy/criminal attempt to commit first degree assault. 

Cloud was also charged with engaging in a pursuit and reckless driving. Brown was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor. 

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They must of had the day off from there full time jobs

Jules Winnfield

The demographics, choice of vehicle, and tinted windows pretty much gave it away, but thanks for the affirmation.


The demographics, kind of dog, and assault led me to this affirmation - "Small Dog Burned to Death at Connecticut Beach..."

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