CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSIONER ISSUES SUMMARY SUSPENSION FOR BULLSEYE BILLIARDS & BAR IN EAST HAVEN
TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2022 – Today, Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull signed a summary suspension of the liquor permit for BullsEye Billiards & Bar (LCA.6116), located at 655 Main Street in East Haven.
This suspension comes because of a referral to the DCP Liquor Control Division from the East Haven Police Department on August 8, 2022, regarding events that occurred during the early morning hours of August 6, 2022.
On August 6, 2022, East Haven police officers responded to a report of a shooting at BullsEye Billiards & Bar that resulted in the death of a patron, and critical injuries to a bystander. East Haven Police Chief Edward Lennon Jr. also described a “pattern of incidents involving violent behavior” at the premise dating back to June 6, 2021. During this period, Chief Lennon noted 62 additional case numbers representing times that police officers were assigned to the premise at closing time “in an effort to deter illegal and/or violent activity.”
The establishment’s permit was first issued by DCP on June 13, 2001, and has been renewed annually. The current permit is set to expire on February 11, 2023.
“My condolences go out to the friends and family members who lost a loved one in this unfortunate incident,” said DCP Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “It is clear from repeated incidents that this premise is not operating in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of its customers, neighbors, and community. Thank you to the East Haven Police Department for their investigation into this most recent incident. Immediate suspension and closure of this establishment is necessary to prevent any additional violent incidents.”
The premise license is immediately suspended. BullsEye Billiards & Bar must remain closed until further notice.
Those with concerns about a liquor permit holder in the State of Connecticut may contact DCP’s Liquor Control Division at (860) 713-6210, or by emailing email@example.com.