Search warrant issued for car involved in police shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has approved a search warrant for a car in which a 22-year-old woman was injured in a shooting involving two police officers.

New Haven State's Attorney Patrick Griffin announced the warrant Monday as he met with area clergy to discuss last week's shooting, which sparked several protests.

Police have said a Hamden officer and a Yale University officer stopped the car in New Haven on April 16 and opened fire when the driver abruptly got out. Authorities said the stop was related to an attempted armed robbery in Hamden, which is disputed by the driver's relatives.

Officials said no weapons were found in the car during a preliminary search.

The woman, Stephanie Washington, survived being shot.

Both officers have been placed on leave pending the investigation.

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