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Suspect arrested after police-involved shooting in New Haven

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UPDATE: U.S. Marshals and police arrested Joseph Newton, 29, of New Haven at the Day’s Inn in New Haven on Thursday. Newton, who is a convicted felon, was charged with criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, criminal attempt to commit assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.

New Haven Police report some of their plain clothes detectives were involved in a running shoot-out with suspects on Oct. 9, but no one was hurt.

Police say the trouble began at 14 Judson Ave. at around 10 p.m. There was an exchange of gunfire among suspects and some nearby plainclothes detectives responded. They quickly got word that some of the suspects involved fled in a Dodge Charger with Pennsylvania plates. They said the plate may include the letters"JGG."

Detectives caught up with the car on Winthrop near Gilbert Street-- and one suspect bailed out, taking off on foot. It's there that police say a suspect used to hand gun and fired at officers. The officers fired back, but no one was hit.

Neighboring departments were alerted, dogs were brought in to trace the suspects.

On Oct. 10, the New Haven Police Department's Shooting Task Force recovered the silver Dodge Charger with Pennsylvania registration plate "JGG 7754" that was involved in the shooting the night before. The car was a rental from the Hertz location at George and State streets, and when the suspect went to return the car officers moved in and detained the person.

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