Uncle Suffers Heart Attack After Being Shot Coming To Defense Of Niece

New Haven Police say a 52-year-old West Haven man is in critical condition after he was shot and subsequently suffered a heart attack.  Police say Mickey Tillery had gone to New Haven after his niece reported a domestic dispute by  her boyfriend.

They say when Tillery and the woman’s mother arrived, he was shot in the groin by the boyfriend, identified as 30-year-old Jermain Reddick,  who fled with a friend.

Police stopped the getaway car at Church and Chaopel Streets and took Reddick into custody on a charge involving a parole violation .  They seized a 9 mm pistol in his possession.  Reddick was charged with assault, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment, carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle, domestic assault, risk of injury to a minor and criminal use of a firearm.

The driver,  identified as 21-year-old Akeem Whitely of New Haven was charged with conspoiracy to commit first degree assault and reckless endangerment,  and with hindering prosecution,  and having a weapon in a motor vehicle.

Police say Tillery was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital after the shooting,  and suffered a heart attack there.

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