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Two police officers were placed on administrative leave after shooting an unarmed Black woman in a car on April 16.
Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the face in New Haven, Connecticut after an officer from the town of Hamden and a Yale University officer fired shots at her boyfriend’s car, ABC News reported.
The shooting occurred early Tuesday morning after Hamden police responded to a call of an attempted robbery at a gas station, authorities told the news station. The red Honda Civic belonging to Washington’s boyfriend, Paul Witherspoon III, matched the description of the car involved in the attempted robbery.
In a video obtained by WTNH, the officers are seen firing at Witherspoon’s car, with him and Washington inside, on Argyle Street. Neither Witherspoon or Washington was armed, authorities told ABC News. Police initially stated that Witherspoon had stepped out of the vehicle, but the…
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