CSAO: New Haven Man Charged With Murder

New Haven Man Charged With Murder

Patrick J. Griffin, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven, announced today that CHRISTOPHER CALHOUN has been charged with the April, 2011 murder of Isaiah “King” Gantt in New Haven. 

This arrest concludes a nearly year-long state grand jury investigation conducted by the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office Cold Case Team with assistance from the New Haven Police Department, the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, the United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and local municipalities within the New Haven Judicial District.

On April 20, 2011, at approximately 12:47 a.m., the New Haven Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a shooting had occurred in the Church Street South housing complex.  When police and paramedics arrived at the scene, they located an unresponsive young male, later identified as Isaiah “King” Gantt, laying in the vestibule of the Cinque Green apartment building.  Mr. Gantt was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. A later autopsy revealed that Mr. Gantt suffered three gunshot wounds to his back, two on his upper left arm and two on the left side of his head.

Calhoun, age 26, of New Haven, was arraigned in New Haven Superior Court, G.A. No. 23 where bond was set at $2 million and the case was continued until August 7, 2018.

If convicted of the crime of Murder, he faces a potential term of life in prison. State’s Attorney Griffin stressed that the charge is only an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case will be prosecuted by State’s Attorney Patrick J. Griffin, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Seth R. Garbarsky and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Caruso who has been cross-designated as a Special Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney in this matter.

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