Shooting of One Woman, Murder of Another in New Haven Might Be Connected: Police

US Marshals are offering a cash reward for information on the whereabouts of a New Haven man wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in New Haven on Thursday and accused of shooting his wife earlier this month. 

Investigators said 41-year-old Tramaine Marquese Poole is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman.

Police responded to Wilmot Road, at Wintergreen Avenue, at 10:16 p.m. to investigate reports of a shooting and found the victim in her vehicle. Her two children, ages 6 and 11, were in the car with her.

The woman was shot at the intersection, police said, and they believe she was targeted. Police have not identified the woman to protect her children.

Poole is also accused of shooting his 36-year-old wife earlier this month. According to police, at 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 7, a New Haven woman called police as she was being driven to the hospital that her husband, identified as Poole, had shot her on Henry Street.

Police are investigating the two cases and said they have an active arrest warrant for Pool the May 7 shooting, charging him with first-degree assault, risk of injury, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

The US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force is assiting New Haven police in locating Poole and is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information that leads to his arrest.

Poole is 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, with short black hair. He has tattoos on both arms and might be wearing a disguise, including a dreadlock wig.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Poole or his whereabouts should call police. at 203-946-6316 or Text-A-Tip. Text “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES) Calls may be made anonymously.

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