Arrest made in 2019 murder of Father Hamden | Connecticut News


NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – After more than two years, New Haven police say they have an arrest warrant for a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a father.

The alleged shooter was locked up for two years on separate charges, but detectives continued to work the case and police said they have some justice for the family.

Curtis McCray Jr., 36, was fatally shot in the early morning hours of October 26, 2019.

Police said a number of shots were fired in the Shelton Street area of ​​the Newhallville district.

Officers found McCray, a father of Hamden, unresponsive.

He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Detectives have spent the past two years conducting interviews, following leads and obtaining search warrants and recently obtained a warrant for the arrest of Michael Holmes, 37, for murder and criminal possession of a firearm. fire.

According to court records, Holmes has been locked up since November 2019, just weeks after the murder.

New Haven officers arrested him for felony possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a license.

“The community was instrumental in putting together some of these pieces. We often talk about this, the importance of community involvement in some of these cases and this is one of those that we can say thank you, we are grateful for the help from the community to be able to carry this case toward,” New Haven police said. Acting Chief Renee Dominguez.

“I am so happy that justice, as far as I am concerned, has been served. I just feel relief that my son is going to rest in peace now,” said Angela McCray, Curtis’ mother. “My daughter-in-law, my grandchildren. They will miss their father, but he will always be in their hearts.

With the new charge, Holmes is being held on $1.5 million.

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