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East Haven Police: Shots Fired Behind Barra’s Café

The initial investigation indicates a fight took place inside the Main Street cafe, with officers finding shell casings and blood in the rear parking lot area.

The following is a press release from the East Haven Police Department.

On December 28, 2013 at approximately 12:22 am, members of the East Haven Police Department responded to Barra’s Café located at 679 Main Street for a report of gun shots. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that a physical altercation took place inside the establishment between two men and a second altercation followed in the rear parking lot. 

Several shell casings were located in the rear lot along with a small amount of blood. 

There were no victims or suspects located at the scene. Area hospitals were contacted with negative results. 

There are no arrests at this time.

If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact the East Haven Police Department at 203-468-3820.

George Kenyon December 28, 2013 at 02:40 PM
This is exactly why there should be extra cars on the road on Fridays and Saturdays.. Especially for bar closings. Everyone saw this coming. Thankfully no one is dead.
Lance Coughlin December 28, 2013 at 02:51 PM
If you are heading down that way i suggest you print out the consent decree, and a copy of all the bills from Lenny gallos losing legal battles. Staple them together and tape them to your chest. Then print out all the federal indictments and reports dealing with the #teamgallo officers that took a hit. Tape those to your back. Just to be on the safe side take Lenny's pension pay stubs and tape them where a trauma plate in a bulletproof vest usually is. If you do that you should be okay in the event you get shot between the waistline and bottom of the neck area.
cheryl December 28, 2013 at 02:54 PM
let the scum at barras kill each other,,dont waste our officers time
Mia December 28, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Cheryl I agree with all u said ! These are the same losers that shop at the country store .an I find it or ionic the owner lives in Branford why not set up shop on main st in Branford . Why not bring her own kind that she sells to into her hometown of BRANFORD instead of the town that they are harassed in for selling illegals illegal license plates !she is so proud to sell this stuff to her own kind. well bring it to your neck of the woods .I'm sooo sure Branford would greet them with open arms ....! Maybe they will all oust themselves prior to being able to sue our town and cause more innocent tax paying people to have to pay more for people who are already leeching off our system !
Robert D. Hoff December 28, 2013 at 03:55 PM
George, The article clearly states "There were no victims or suspects located at the scene. Area hospitals were contacted with negative results." Yet you mentioned: This is exactly why there should be extra cars on the road on Fridays and Saturdays.. Especially for bar closings. Are you willing to pay for the additional cars on the road that you mention for the times you mention?
George Kenyon December 28, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I know what the article says., I can read. However, there have always been extra patrol cars on Friday and Saturdays due the animals at the local watering holes. A higher present is usually a deterrent, more frequent patrols through the lots. Higher visibility many officers saw an incident like this coming, yet the patrol coverage wasn't increased.
Robert D. Hoff December 28, 2013 at 04:24 PM
George, My question was Are you willing to pay for the additional cars on the road that you mention for the times you mention? If you want a higher presence with from a police department that is already low on manpower that means hiring extra police officers as in order to provide the higher presence you currently would have to move the officers from protecting other areas of town or which areas of town would you move the extra coverage from? Yes you can read but you failed to answer my original question which was,So,are you willing to pay for the additional cars on the road that you mention for the times you mention?
George Kenyon December 28, 2013 at 04:38 PM
And to answer, yes. When Iit comes.to public safety holding over an officer for 2 hours is not a huge expense..It.costs a hell of a lot more calling in everyone after the fact not to mention a life may not be lost, or an officer severely injured because their back up is coming from across town. This is not a new concept, this was always done, now its upto the sector cars to cover their areas, the excalating calls for service and the extra workload of the bars on the weekends..Maybe its time East Haven tacks on an ordinance and fee to make these establishments pay an entertainment fee such as what is done in New Haven to cover additional patrols during peak times .
Truthful December 28, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Not to get off topic but Mr. Hoff, although I usually don't agree with you, you posted an article earlier today I believe that I agree with it. I can't seem to find it now. Maybe it was deleted, but if not, send me the link and I will comment on there. I agree with almost everything you said in that post. I believe most others agree as well. You know, as well as many do, who the real workers are in the campaigns. There is always one maybe two or three who are there often and then the rest of the people show up only when there are meetings or it is election night. As for this article, more police on the streets is the answer. Since we are undermanned as it is, pay more overtime. I'd rather be protected than not.
Robert D. Hoff December 28, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Truthful,Thank you for those kind words if I cannot find it I will do my best to recreate it it for you and others.
CAjones December 28, 2013 at 05:19 PM
I'm going to say this one more time. If you go there you should tape your Hatred to your chest and glue your racism to your forehead .... Oh and staple your fingers to your nose. I'm going to go chase an ambulance now.
Lance Coughlin December 28, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Funny how people have courage when they are anonymous on the Internet. A good rule of thumb is to not say anything you aren't willing to get your face busted over, Because you never know.
CAjones December 28, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Hatred and racism is the same with a face as it is without....... Is that another ambulance I'm hearing?
CAjones December 28, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Funny huh?
Vincent Spaduzzi December 28, 2013 at 08:15 PM
casings blood.. I believe a body was found 2 miles away in New Haven!!!
Lance Coughlin December 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Vincent, neighbors reported hearing gunshots near where the body was found in NH, so it probably happened there. Prediction: The next Staven shooting will be where frontage and saltonstall parkway meet on the eastbound side. #galloslegacy
Mike Liso December 29, 2013 at 05:26 PM
The influx of Latinos in the community is not a problem at all as long as all the laws are enforced and not subject to approval by that so-called minister Manship. Hopefully, the PD will be able to conduct an investigation without any outside bull#@# from him and his cronies.
Anti Bigot December 31, 2013 at 02:38 PM
"Hatred and racism is the same with a face as it is without" Are you speaking from experience? What's that I hear? Duck Dynasty just started. Bye.
CAjones December 31, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Hey Bigot go back to your trash can and put a lid on it...... Your fool is showing.
pasarela January 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM
So many racist comments. This is why Eat Haven has the reputation that it has. Too bad.. SMDH. I live in East Haven, I love my town.. I refuse to Hurt the town I love by spreading hateful comments.
cheryl January 19, 2014 at 07:01 PM
hey they don't want cops over there and no one there wants to cooperate how is all that racist?? I don't like illegals being here in my town that doesn't make me racist just a law abiding citizen.

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