Man ID in New Haven deadly shooting

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 14, 2018

31-year-old Joshua Council, of New Haven, was arrested and charged with the shooting murder of 35-year-old Kenneth Cooper.

They said the man was shot outside an Exxon Gas Station at 775 Whalley Avenue just after 3 a.m Friday. They found Cooper, formerly of New Haven and recently of Waterbury, had been shot outside the entrance to the Exxon gas station on Whalley.

Officer Paul Vitale spotted Council Saturday morning and, along with other patrol officers, apprehended him without incident near his residence. He was charged with murder, criminal possession of a pistol without a permit and violation of probation.

The shooting took place around 3:08 a.m. on January 12 when the city's ShotSpotter system detected gunfire in the area of Whalley Avenue at Fitch Street.

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Police said investigators are following "strong leads" but are asking for the public's help.

Police said neither Cooper nor the woman who drove him to the hospital were associated with the gas station.

Council is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Council has not been booked, therefor there is no photo at this time.

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