There is a Devil Loose: Connecticut Police Search for Man Who Killed Woman in Car With her Children After Attempting to Kill his Own Wife

Tramaine Marquese Poole
Tramaine Marquese Poole

A manhunt is underway for the person suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a car with her two children inside in New Haven Thursday night, police said.

Officers called to Wilmot Road, at Wintergreen Avenue, about 10:15 p.m. found the 28-year-old woman with fatal gunshot wounds. Her children, 11 and 6 years old, were in the car at the time.

Police believe he victim was targeted, Officer David Hartman said.

Investigators also believe the killing Thursday may be connected to a domestic shooting on May 7.

Hartman said on that day, a 36-year-old woman called police on her way to the hospital to say her husband, 41-year-old Tramaine Marquese Poole, had shot her.

Officers are looking for Poole, described by police as armed and dangerous. They have an arrest warrant charging him in the May 7 shooting.

“Detectives are searching for the suspect who, at this point, remains at large,” Hartman said.

Hartman said Poole is about 5-foot-11 and weighs roughly 160 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and a clean-shaven face. Police warned he may be wearing a disguise, including a wig of dreadlocks.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, which is working with city police, is offering a cash award of up to $5,000 for information leading to Poole’s arrest. Any information will be considered confidential. Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals 877-926-8332, the New Haven Police Detective’s Bureau at 203-946-6304 or New Haven Police Tip Line 866-888-TIPS (8477).

SOURCE: Christine Dempsey and Nicholas Rondinone
The Hartford Courant