Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wannabe vigilante gets balls blown off
Man has heart attack after being shot in groin
Niece's boyfriend, 2nd suspect arrested
Updated: Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013, 3:34 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013, 3:34 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A West Haven man is in critical condition after being shot in the groin while confronting a man who allegedly assaulted his niece, police said.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. Monday, on Peck Street.
Police said 52-year-old Mickey Tillery, of West Haven, was shot in the groin after he confronted the man about a domestic dispute with his niece.
According to police, the victim of the domestic dispute had called her mother, telling her she'd been assaulted by her boyfriend, 30-year-old Jermaine Reddick.
The victim's mother and her uncle, Tillery, then drove there from West Haven. Reddick ended up shooting Tillery before fleeing with a friend in a grey Ford Escort station wagon.
The vehicle was spotted and stopped at Church and Chapel streets. Reddick, who was the passenger, was taken into custody. His gun, a 9mm Springfield Armory XD pistol was in his possession and retrieved, police said.
Reddick was wanted for a parole violation and was being sought by State Police.
Tillery was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he suffered a heart attack. He remains in critical, but stable condition.
Reddick was charged with first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle, third-degree domestic assault, risk of injury to a minor, and criminal use of a firearm.
His accomplice, 21-year-old Akeem Whitely, of Cedar Hill Avenue, in New Haven, was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, hindering prosecution, and weapon in a motor vehicle.