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Man accused in fatal shooting, wounding of police captain

August 26, 2021 GMT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven officials on Thursday identified a suspect in the 2019 killing of a man and the wounding of a city police captain.

Acting Police Chief Renee Dominguez said an arrest warrant was issued for Albert Eaddy, who faces murder, robbery, assault and gun charges. She said Eaddy already is detained in an unrelated case.

Capt. Anthony Duff was off duty and not in uniform on Aug. 12, 2019, when he came across a shooting involving two men in New Haven. The gunman, after shooting the other man, opened fire on Duff as Duff chased him, hitting the captain multiple times, police said.

Troy Clark, 46, of West Haven, was killed. Duff, who was the department spokesperson at the time, recovered and returned to work in January 2020. He retired earlier this year.

Clark’s sister, Veronica Clark, spoke during the police department announcement Thursday.

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“Today’s a bittersweet day, for not only my family, but for officer Duff and also his family, because you know we’re all human,” she said. “But when you take crime into your own hand, you have to pay, you have to pay the price.”

It was not immediately clear if Eaddy has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.