Second man arrested in last week’s gunfight

A second man was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting on College Street that wounded two people a week ago, police announced.

Cornell Tucker, 18, is currently being held on $1 million bond and will be charged with six crimes, including assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.

According to state judicial records, Tucker has also not yet entered a plea for two misdemeanors, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing.

The first suspect detained in connection with the shooting, Cadell Harris, 26, was taken into police custody Friday morning, after walking into a local hospital with a bullet wound, police announced Friday. Harris will be charged with at least seven crimes, including assault on a police officer, illegal possession of a pistol and unlawful discharge of a weapon.

Close to 2 a.m. last Sunday morning, police responded to a call to the corner of College and Crown streets in New Haven’s busy downtown entertainment district, where they witnessed a fight taking place. Police say a gunman fired at New Haven resident Ricky Hargett, 19, but missed, instead hitting Alfred Smith, 22, and Eric Evans, 19 — both also New Haven residents. The gunman then allegedly opened fire on police, ending in a gunfight in which a total of 30 shots were fired.

For more, see tomorrow’s News.

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