Conn. Man Fatally Shot Outside His New Haven Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A 46-year-old New Haven man is dead after being struck during a sudden barrage of gunfire that apparently wasn’t aimed at him.

Derrick Suggs’ 21-year-old daughter told the New Haven Register that when the shots began, Suggs was outside his front door, watching to be sure his longtime girlfriend was safe when she walked to a nearby convenience store.

Police found Suggs on the sidewalk in front of his home.

Witnesses estimated that more than 20 shots were fired. Spent cartridges from several different caliber weapons were recovered.

Police theorize there was an exchange of gunfire between people on the street and people in a car seen fleeing the scene.

The shooting remained under investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Debbie Paesano

    Gee!!!! I didn’t know that these gun wars happened in Conn. What a surprise. The man that was killed in front of his house wasn’t the intended victim, however he knew there was gun fire outside, then why did he send his girlfriend to the convenience store at the time. Of course we’ll never know, b/c the man was killed. Such a tragedy when this happens. I hope they catch the POS that were using guns in front of someones house. It’s a miracle that they’re weren’t any children outside.

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