Category Archives: Connecticut

Killed – Jaymar Spain (West Haven, CT)

Jaymar Spain

WEST HAVEN — A local man was shot and killed outside a Campbell Avenue bar early Sunday, police said.

Around 2 a.m., officers responded to Lager House, 555 Campbell Ave., after receiving numerous 911 calls reporting a person had been shot. Upon arrival, police found Jaymar Spain, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound along with a large group of people fighting. Additional officers from Milford, Orange and the state police were called to the scene to assist, police said.

Spain was taken to an area hospital for treatment but died from his injuries, police said.

Police believe Spain may have been involved in a fight inside the bar’s bathroom before the shooting but said many witnesses at the scene refused to cooperate or answer questions. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call West Haven police at (203) 937-3900.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-29/community/hc-west-haven-shooting-1230-20131229_1_west-haven-bar-gunshot-wound-man-shot-and-killed

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131229/west-haven-police-identify-man-fatally-shot-outside-lager-house-bar

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Person-Shot-at-West-Haven-Pub-278111121.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/West-Haven-Bar-Reopens-After-Deadly-Shooting–247968471.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Man-Shot-to-Death-in-West-Haven-Bar-Fight-237877541.html

http://www.keenanfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Jaymar-Spain/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=168959942

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jaymar-Lenar-Spain-97909242

Killed – Javier Martinez (New Haven, CT)

Javier Martinez

New Haven police are investigating a homicide early Saturday morning.

According to police, 18-year-old Javier Martinez of New Haven was shot and killed near the intersection of Hemmingway Avenue and Russell Street.

Officers were called to the scene at 12:48 a.m. after receiving several 911 calls reporting shots in the area and a person lying in the roadway.

NEW HAVEN >> Javier Martinez, 18, had attended a renowned charter high school, interned in nationally competitive programs and was about a week away from purchasing a car with money he had earned at his job.

Colleges had reached out to him, asking that the high-achieving student apply.

By all accounts of family, friends and educators, he was a bright, hard-working and empathetic young man with a love for the environment and a desire to make the world a better place.

Martinez’s life was cut short Dec. 28 when he was shot multiple times. His body was found in the area of Hemingway Avenue and Russell Street shortly before 1 a.m.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24318269/homicide-under-investigation-in-elm-city

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140103/new-haven-shooting-victim-18-recalled-as-environmentalist

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/javier_martinezs_shooting_death_sparks_senate_call_to_action/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140523/wetlands-at-common-ground-dedicated-for-new-haven-shooting-victim-javier-martinez

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/239533411.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131231/fatal-shooting-of-new-haven-man-18-ruled-homicide

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/javier_martinez_laid_to_rest/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Investigate-Fatal-Shooting-in-New-Haven-237812381.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=168842633

Killed – Angel Vasquez (Hartford, CT)

Angel Vasquez

Police are investigating after a man was shot to death in a parking lot outside 109 Adelaide Street in Hartford’s 22nd homicide of the year.

The victim has been identified by his family as Angel Vasquez, 23. He died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting in a parking lot outside 109 Adelaide Street in Hartford on Dec. 20 and said he is a convicted felon.

Angel Vasquez, 23, had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they identified Daniel Morales, 30, of East Hartford and Hartford, as a suspect through DNA.

Morales, a convicted felon, was out on parole, police said, and authorities found him with help from parole officers.

When police interviewed Morales on April 24, he confessed to shooting and killing Vasquez, according to a news release from Hartford Police.

Police say they responded to 109 Adelaide Street on Decemeber 20th around 9 PM, to find 23-year-old Angel Vasquez suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Poice-Respond-to-Hartford-Shooting-236821911.html

http://articles.courant.com/2014-06-03/community/hc-hartford-fatal-shooting-0604-20140603_1_dna-match-angel-vasquez-detectives

http://www.wfsb.com/story/25401930/police-man-known-as-mafi-confesses-to-hartford-homicide

http://video.ct.com/Angel-Vazquez-Vigil-Held-In-Hartford–25483393

http://foxct.com/2013/12/30/family-of-enfield-man-killed-in-hartford-calls-for-justice/

http://wtnh.com/2014/05/01/hartford-pd-make-arrest-december-murder/

Killed – Deveron McLaughlin (New Haven, CT)

Deveron McLaughlin

NEW HAVEN — A 32-year-old local man was shot and killed in a parking lot on Weybosset Street Saturday evening, police said.

Deveron McLaughlin, of Munson Street, was shot once in the head, according to police. He was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting happened around 7:21 p.m. in the rear parking lot of 71 Weybosset St.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-14/community/hc-new-haven-shooting-1215-20131214_1_man-shot-yale-new-haven-hospital-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140126/new-haven-mother-who-lost-son-wants-community-to-rise-up-against-violence

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131214/man-shot-dead-new-haven-police-investigating-19th-homicide-of-the-year

http://foxct.com/2013/12/14/man-shot-killed-in-new-haven/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/235893371.html

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/man_shot_dead4/

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http://www.keyesfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=568514

Killed – Gregory Bendas (Farmington, CT)

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A domestic disturbance in Farmington between a father and his adult son ended with the 43-year-old son shot and killed by police.

The victim is identified as Gregory Bendas, of 3 Butternut Dr., which is where the shooting took place.

Officers were called about 10:45 p.m. Thursday to the Butternut Drive home. They say when they got there the son confronted them in the street with a gun. An officer shot him and he died at the scene.

The father has not been identified and it’s not clear why he was at his son’s home.

The stepfather didn’t just lose his stepson that day. He also lost his wife, Bendas’ mother, after she passed away in Simsbury at McLean’s on Dec. 12, according to an obituary published in The New Britain Herald. The obituary calls him her “soulmate” and states that the two were married in 1980. The obituary also acknowledges that “her loving son,” Bendas, “passed away unexpectedly on the same day as his mom.”

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/12/13/man-shot-and-killed-by-farmington-police/

http://patch.com/connecticut/farmington/farmington-police-report-history-of-calls-at-site-of-officerinvolved-shooting

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-13/community/hc-farmington-shooting-1214-20131213_1_butternut-stepfather-state-police

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/235684151.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24210886/farmington-man-killed-by-police-during-dispute-idd

http://foxct.com/2013/12/13/man-shot-dead-after-confronting-police-with-firearm/

http://www.westhartfordnews.com/articles/2013/12/23/news/doc52b1b4450f3bb353125574.txt

Mass Shooting – Killed – Brittany Mills (Manchester, CT)

Brittany Mills

MANCHESTER — The man who shot three women and then killed himself in Manchester late Saturday night had fathered a child with one of the female victims and was involved in a child support dispute with her, according to family members and court records.

For the past two weeks, Brittany Mills, 28, a standout basketball player at Weaver High School, class of 2004, had been trying to end a relationship with John Louis Lynn, the father of their 13-month-old son, members of Mills’ family said Sunday.

Earlier this year, a Superior Court judge had ordered Lynn to pay child support. Mills later sought a contempt finding and a wage garnishment against Lynn. The case remains open, records show.

After Mills ended the on-again, off-again, five-year relationship two weeks ago, Lynn “was over there all the time,” said Mills’ sister, Tashua Parker. “She was trying to stop him from coming.”

Parker said Lynn, 41, and Mills had a strained relationship.

“It wasn’t physical … we just didn’t think it would ever go this far,” Parker said.

Until late Saturday night.

Concerned that Mills wasn’t answering her phone Saturday, Mills’ two cousins, Kameisha Mills, 23, of Manchester, and Artara Benson, 46, of Vauxhall, N.J., had gone to check on Mills at her apartment at 190 Pine St., family members said.

At 9:40 p.m., Manchester police received reports of multiple gunshots at 190 Pine St. in the Dye House apartments.

Police arrived within minutes and confronted a man in the parking lot of the apartment building. The man was armed with a handgun and carrying a 13-month-old child, Capt. Christopher Davis said in a statement.

After a confrontation with officers, “it appears [the suspect] put the child on the ground before shooting himself,” Davis said. “One officer also fired one shot at the suspect, but it does not appear that the suspect was struck by the officer’s bullet.”

The child, unharmed by the gunfire, was transported to a hospital for evaluation, Davis said.

MANCHESTER – The families of three women killed in a grisly murder-suicide inside a Manchester apartment complex in December of 2013 have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the property management company alleging that it failed to keep them safe, according to court documents.

“The injuries and damages including death…were the direct proximate cause and substantial factor of the negligence and carelessness of the defendant,” states the lawsuit filed in Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday against the Dye House Apartments and its management company the Simon Konover Company, one of the largest property management company’s in the state.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-09/community/hc-manchester-shooting-1208-20131207_1_three-women-gunshot-dye-house

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Manchester-Police–234925491.html

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-manchester-triple-homicide-lawsuit-1211-20141210-story.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24171815/relatives-of-3-women-killed-in-manchester-shooting-speak-out

http://foxct.com/2014/12/10/victims-families-sue-manchester-apartment-complex-after-killings/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520726/Connecticut-man-kills-3-women-handing-baby-shooting-himself.html

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2013/12/family_friends_shocked_at_union_township_woman_death_connecitcut_shooting.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Families-of-Manchester-Shooting-Victims-File-Suit-Against-Apartment-Complex–285348491.html

http://www.northjersey.com/news/n-j-woman-among-four-dead-in-connecticut-murder-suicide-1.668677

http://patch.com/connecticut/manchester/police-release-identity-of-pine-street-homicide-suspect-victims

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-09/news/hc-manchester-triple-1210-20131209_1_child-support-manchester-police-officer-parking-lot

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http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Brittany-S.-Mills/Manchester-CT/1321976

Mass Shooting – Killed – Artara Benson (Manchester, CT)

Artara Benson1

MANCHESTER — The man who shot three women and then killed himself in Manchester late Saturday night had fathered a child with one of the female victims and was involved in a child support dispute with her, according to family members and court records.

For the past two weeks, Brittany Mills, 28, a standout basketball player at Weaver High School, class of 2004, had been trying to end a relationship with John Louis Lynn, the father of their 13-month-old son, members of Mills’ family said Sunday.

Earlier this year, a Superior Court judge had ordered Lynn to pay child support. Mills later sought a contempt finding and a wage garnishment against Lynn. The case remains open, records show.

After Mills ended the on-again, off-again, five-year relationship two weeks ago, Lynn “was over there all the time,” said Mills’ sister, Tashua Parker. “She was trying to stop him from coming.”

Parker said Lynn, 41, and Mills had a strained relationship.

“It wasn’t physical … we just didn’t think it would ever go this far,” Parker said.

Until late Saturday night.

Concerned that Mills wasn’t answering her phone Saturday, Mills’ two cousins, Kameisha Mills, 23, of Manchester, and Artara Benson, 46, of Vauxhall, N.J., had gone to check on Mills at her apartment at 190 Pine St., family members said.

At 9:40 p.m., Manchester police received reports of multiple gunshots at 190 Pine St. in the Dye House apartments.

Police arrived within minutes and confronted a man in the parking lot of the apartment building. The man was armed with a handgun and carrying a 13-month-old child, Capt. Christopher Davis said in a statement.

After a confrontation with officers, “it appears [the suspect] put the child on the ground before shooting himself,” Davis said. “One officer also fired one shot at the suspect, but it does not appear that the suspect was struck by the officer’s bullet.”

The child, unharmed by the gunfire, was transported to a hospital for evaluation, Davis said.

MANCHESTER – The families of three women killed in a grisly murder-suicide inside a Manchester apartment complex in December of 2013 have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the property management company alleging that it failed to keep them safe, according to court documents.

“The injuries and damages including death…were the direct proximate cause and substantial factor of the negligence and carelessness of the defendant,” states the lawsuit filed in Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday against the Dye House Apartments and its management company the Simon Konover Company, one of the largest property management company’s in the state.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-09/community/hc-manchester-shooting-1208-20131207_1_three-women-gunshot-dye-house

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Manchester-Police–234925491.html

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-manchester-triple-homicide-lawsuit-1211-20141210-story.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24171815/relatives-of-3-women-killed-in-manchester-shooting-speak-out

http://foxct.com/2014/12/10/victims-families-sue-manchester-apartment-complex-after-killings/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520726/Connecticut-man-kills-3-women-handing-baby-shooting-himself.html

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2013/12/family_friends_shocked_at_union_township_woman_death_connecitcut_shooting.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Families-of-Manchester-Shooting-Victims-File-Suit-Against-Apartment-Complex–285348491.html

http://www.northjersey.com/news/n-j-woman-among-four-dead-in-connecticut-murder-suicide-1.668677

http://patch.com/connecticut/manchester/police-release-identity-of-pine-street-homicide-suspect-victims

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http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Brittany-S.-Mills/Manchester-CT/1321976

Triple Murder/Suicide – Dead – John Lynn (Manchester, CT)

John Lynn

MANCHESTER — The man who shot three women and then killed himself in Manchester late Saturday night had fathered a child with one of the female victims and was involved in a child support dispute with her, according to family members and court records.

For the past two weeks, Brittany Mills, 28, a standout basketball player at Weaver High School, class of 2004, had been trying to end a relationship with John Louis Lynn, the father of their 13-month-old son, members of Mills’ family said Sunday.

Earlier this year, a Superior Court judge had ordered Lynn to pay child support. Mills later sought a contempt finding and a wage garnishment against Lynn. The case remains open, records show.

After Mills ended the on-again, off-again, five-year relationship two weeks ago, Lynn “was over there all the time,” said Mills’ sister, Tashua Parker. “She was trying to stop him from coming.”

Parker said Lynn, 41, and Mills had a strained relationship.

“It wasn’t physical … we just didn’t think it would ever go this far,” Parker said.

Until late Saturday night.

Concerned that Mills wasn’t answering her phone Saturday, Mills’ two cousins, Kameisha Mills, 23, of Manchester, and Artara Benson, 46, of Vauxhall, N.J., had gone to check on Mills at her apartment at 190 Pine St., family members said.

At 9:40 p.m., Manchester police received reports of multiple gunshots at 190 Pine St. in the Dye House apartments.

Police arrived within minutes and confronted a man in the parking lot of the apartment building. The man was armed with a handgun and carrying a 13-month-old child, Capt. Christopher Davis said in a statement.

After a confrontation with officers, “it appears [the suspect] put the child on the ground before shooting himself,” Davis said. “One officer also fired one shot at the suspect, but it does not appear that the suspect was struck by the officer’s bullet.”

The child, unharmed by the gunfire, was transported to a hospital for evaluation, Davis said.

MANCHESTER – The families of three women killed in a grisly murder-suicide inside a Manchester apartment complex in December of 2013 have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the property management company alleging that it failed to keep them safe, according to court documents.

“The injuries and damages including death…were the direct proximate cause and substantial factor of the negligence and carelessness of the defendant,” states the lawsuit filed in Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday against the Dye House Apartments and its management company the Simon Konover Company, one of the largest property management company’s in the state.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-09/community/hc-manchester-shooting-1208-20131207_1_three-women-gunshot-dye-house

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Manchester-Police–234925491.html

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-manchester-triple-homicide-lawsuit-1211-20141210-story.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24171815/relatives-of-3-women-killed-in-manchester-shooting-speak-out

http://foxct.com/2014/12/10/victims-families-sue-manchester-apartment-complex-after-killings/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520726/Connecticut-man-kills-3-women-handing-baby-shooting-himself.html

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2013/12/family_friends_shocked_at_union_township_woman_death_connecitcut_shooting.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Families-of-Manchester-Shooting-Victims-File-Suit-Against-Apartment-Complex–285348491.html

http://www.northjersey.com/news/n-j-woman-among-four-dead-in-connecticut-murder-suicide-1.668677

http://patch.com/connecticut/manchester/police-release-identity-of-pine-street-homicide-suspect-victims

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Mass Shooting – Killed – Kamesha Mills (Manchester, CT)

Kamesha Mills

MANCHESTER — The man who shot three women and then killed himself in Manchester late Saturday night had fathered a child with one of the female victims and was involved in a child support dispute with her, according to family members and court records.

For the past two weeks, Brittany Mills, 28, a standout basketball player at Weaver High School, class of 2004, had been trying to end a relationship with John Louis Lynn, the father of their 13-month-old son, members of Mills’ family said Sunday.

Earlier this year, a Superior Court judge had ordered Lynn to pay child support. Mills later sought a contempt finding and a wage garnishment against Lynn. The case remains open, records show.

After Mills ended the on-again, off-again, five-year relationship two weeks ago, Lynn “was over there all the time,” said Mills’ sister, Tashua Parker. “She was trying to stop him from coming.”

Parker said Lynn, 41, and Mills had a strained relationship.

“It wasn’t physical … we just didn’t think it would ever go this far,” Parker said.

Until late Saturday night.

Concerned that Mills wasn’t answering her phone Saturday, Mills’ two cousins, Kameisha Mills, 23, of Manchester, and Artara Benson, 46, of Vauxhall, N.J., had gone to check on Mills at her apartment at 190 Pine St., family members said.

At 9:40 p.m., Manchester police received reports of multiple gunshots at 190 Pine St. in the Dye House apartments.

Police arrived within minutes and confronted a man in the parking lot of the apartment building. The man was armed with a handgun and carrying a 13-month-old child, Capt. Christopher Davis said in a statement.

After a confrontation with officers, “it appears [the suspect] put the child on the ground before shooting himself,” Davis said. “One officer also fired one shot at the suspect, but it does not appear that the suspect was struck by the officer’s bullet.”

The child, unharmed by the gunfire, was transported to a hospital for evaluation, Davis said.

MANCHESTER – The families of three women killed in a grisly murder-suicide inside a Manchester apartment complex in December of 2013 have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the property management company alleging that it failed to keep them safe, according to court documents.

“The injuries and damages including death…were the direct proximate cause and substantial factor of the negligence and carelessness of the defendant,” states the lawsuit filed in Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday against the Dye House Apartments and its management company the Simon Konover Company, one of the largest property management company’s in the state.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-09/community/hc-manchester-shooting-1208-20131207_1_three-women-gunshot-dye-house

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Manchester-Police–234925491.html

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-manchester-triple-homicide-lawsuit-1211-20141210-story.html

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Killed – Shamar Willett (New Haven, CT)

Shamar Willett

New Haven police have arrested an 18-year-old New Haven man in connection with a fatal shooting on Saturday afternoon.

Shamar Willet, 23, was found with a gunshot wound in the chest when police responded to the second floor of his 35 Harding Place home around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An 18-year-old New Haven man has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his sister’s boyfriend.

The New Haven Register reports Shunravion Jackson says he forgot he had the gun in his hand when he shot 23-year-old Shamar Willett while the two men horsed around Saturday.

Assistant Police Chief Archie Generoso says the police investigation has found that the shooting was not intentional.

Police say Jackson changed his story at least three times. Authorities say he first said he saw Willett on the couch with a gunshot wound, that he was in the apartment when he heard a gunshot and that he and Willet were playing around in the kitchen and he picked up a gun.

Willet went to give a bear hug to Jackson who accidently squeezed the trigger.

An 18-year-old Hillhouse High School student said he “accidentally pulled the trigger” of a pistol while engaged in “horseplay” with a 23-year-old friend—firing a shot that left his friend dead.

The student, Shunravion Jackson, told that story to police, who arrested him on charges of second-degree manslaughter.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Man-Shot-to-Death-in-New-Haven-234956371.html

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24179396/new-haven-man-charged-in-accidental-shooting-death

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131207/man-found-shot-to-death-18th-homicide-of-year-discovered-in-new-haven

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1ERC8kKdrOIv0hsmT3hVyfa2CbSHlVjWl6rkz3mtP#rows:id=1

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131209/new-haven-teen-was-allegedly-playing-around-when-he-fatally-shot-man-23

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/man_shot_dead_in_newhallville1/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Man-Shot-to-Death-in-New-Haven-234956371.html

http://www.mcclamfuneralhome.net/obituaries/Shamar-Willett/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=168628439

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Shamar-T.-Willett-97398262

Killed – Damien Jones (Waterbury, CT)

Damien Jones

Police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot to death in Waterbury Friday night.

Police rushed to the area of 9 Kenyon St. just before 10 p.m. There they found a man suffering from a single gun shot wound to the head.

The victim, 31-year-old Damien Jones of Waterbury, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Investigating-Deadly-Shooting-234844751.html

http://foxct.com/2013/12/08/man-murdered-in-waterbury-friday-night/

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-07/community/hc-waterbury-shooting-1208-20131207_1_man-shot-friday-night-31-year-old-man

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/12/07/friday-night-murder-in-waterbury/

http://rep-am.com/articles/2013/12/07/news/local/770068.txt

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2013/12/11/obituaries/770789.txt

Double Shooting – Killed – Carnell L. Williams (Bridgeport, CT)

Carnell L. Williams

A 33-year-old Bridgeport is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a police-involved shooting in Bridgeport on Monday evening, authorities said.

Members of the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force were conducting an undercover operation on Boston Avenue just before 7 p.m. when they ordered a man, identified as Carnell L. Williams, and woman out a car in the parking lot of the Bayview shopping plaza on Boston Avenue, according to state police.

The woman was driving and Williams was a passenger, according to state police.

They refused, pointed at least one weapon at police and several officers fired shots, police said.

The woman tried to drive away, but hit a curb in the parking lot and the car became disabled.
Both suspects tried to run from the scene, but police quickly apprehended both people.
They were both suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

The man was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he died just after 8:30 p.m. An autopsy is planned for today.

The woman was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

BRIDGEPORT — It was an undercover operation to grab a gun dealer that quickly devolved into pandemonium.

Within 28 seconds, four city police officers — later claiming they thought they were being fired upon — riddled the gun dealer’s car with more than 20 shots in a dark Boston Avenue parking lot.

Bullets killed the passenger, Carnell “Nay Nay” Williams, 23 and wounded the driver, 24-year-old Kiarra “Kiki” Davis, in the head.

On Wednesday, following a year and a half investigation, Litchfield State’s Attorney David Shepack cleared the four — detectives Chris Borona, James Borrico, Sean Ronan and Officer Everton Walker — of any criminal wrongdoing in the incident.

“Officer Walker and Detectives Ronan, Borrico, and Borona believed the use of deadly physical force was necessary to defend themselves and their fellow officers from the imminent use of deadly physical force. It is further concluded that their belief was objectively reasonable,” Shepack stated in his report.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/2-Injured-in-Bridgeport-Officer-Involved-Shooting-233392381.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-cops-cleared-in-deadly-force-case-6276593.php

http://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?a=1802&q=565800

http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-26/community/hc-bridgeport-police-shooting-1126-20131125_1_state-police-internal-affairs-two-armed-suspects-undercover-operation

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/4-city-cops-on-desk-duty-after-fatal-shooting-5012674.php

http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=535840&A=4226

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/us-usa-police-connecticut-idUSKBN0O52JD20150520

http://www.bakerfuneralservices.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/id/2336751

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Bridgeport, CT)

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A 33-year-old Bridgeport is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a police-involved shooting in Bridgeport on Monday evening, authorities said.

Members of the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force were conducting an undercover operation on Boston Avenue just before 7 p.m. when they ordered a man, identified as Carnell L. Williams, and woman out a car in the parking lot of the Bayview shopping plaza on Boston Avenue, according to state police.

The woman was driving and Williams was a passenger, according to state police.

They refused, pointed at least one weapon at police and several officers fired shots, police said.

The woman tried to drive away, but hit a curb in the parking lot and the car became disabled.
Both suspects tried to run from the scene, but police quickly apprehended both people.
They were both suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

The man was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he died just after 8:30 p.m. An autopsy is planned for today.

The woman was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

BRIDGEPORT — It was an undercover operation to grab a gun dealer that quickly devolved into pandemonium.

Within 28 seconds, four city police officers — later claiming they thought they were being fired upon — riddled the gun dealer’s car with more than 20 shots in a dark Boston Avenue parking lot.

Bullets killed the passenger, Carnell “Nay Nay” Williams, 23 and wounded the driver, 24-year-old Kiarra “Kiki” Davis, in the head.

On Wednesday, following a year and a half investigation, Litchfield State’s Attorney David Shepack cleared the four — detectives Chris Borona, James Borrico, Sean Ronan and Officer Everton Walker — of any criminal wrongdoing in the incident.

“Officer Walker and Detectives Ronan, Borrico, and Borona believed the use of deadly physical force was necessary to defend themselves and their fellow officers from the imminent use of deadly physical force. It is further concluded that their belief was objectively reasonable,” Shepack stated in his report.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/2-Injured-in-Bridgeport-Officer-Involved-Shooting-233392381.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-cops-cleared-in-deadly-force-case-6276593.php

http://www.ct.gov/csao/cwp/view.asp?a=1802&q=565800

http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-26/community/hc-bridgeport-police-shooting-1126-20131125_1_state-police-internal-affairs-two-armed-suspects-undercover-operation

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/4-city-cops-on-desk-duty-after-fatal-shooting-5012674.php

http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=535840&A=4226

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/us-usa-police-connecticut-idUSKBN0O52JD20150520

http://www.bakerfuneralservices.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/id/2336751

Killed – Karlhenry Gay (Bridgeport, CT)

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Brooklyn man was shot and killed in Bridgeport, Conn., this past weekend, and a suspect has been arrested in the case.

Luis Rivera was arrested without incident Tuesday in New Haven on a warrant charging him with murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, Bridgeport police said.

Rivera was ordered held on $1 million bond in the slaying of Karlhenry Gay of Brooklyn.

Police said Gay was shot just before 3 a.m. Sunday outside Mainport Fish and Chips on North Avenue.

They said Gay had been in Hamden and other locations in Bridgeport that night.

Investigators believe there had been a fight earlier in the night that flared up again outside the restaurant, and Gay was shot when he got involved.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/19/brooklyn-shot-dead-in-bridgeport-conn-suspect-arrested/

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/arrest-made-in-bridgeport-murder-of-karlhenry-gay-of-brooklyn-1.6462822

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Accused-killer-held-on-1-million-bond-4996686.php

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Brooklyn-man-dies-in-Bridgeport-shooting-4989763.php

http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-19/community/hc-bridgeport-homicide-arrest-1120-20131119_1_bridgeport-man-charged-sunday-shooting-karlhenry-gay

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23993135/police-identify-bridgeport-shooting-victim

http://blog.ctnews.com/connecticutpostings/2013/11/17/bridgeport-shooting-victim-identified/#18061101=0

http://blog.ctnews.com/connecticutpostings/2013/11/19/arrest-made-in-weekend-murder/#18061101=0

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Accused-murderer-had-other-charges-pending-4994988.php

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24016498/man-arrested-in-connection-with-bridgeport-fatal-shooting

Killed – Justin Mariano (Bridgeport, CT)

Justin Mariano

BRIDGEPORT — Police have identified the 29-year-old man fatally shot Saturday night on the city’s East Side as Justin Mariano, of Shelton.

Mariano is believed to have been shot near the intersection of East Main Street and Spring Street at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police were called to Bridgeport Hospital after he arrived there. Mariano died at the hospital.

Detectives were on the East Side late Saturday, questioning possible witnesses and combing the area for evidence. They are now seeking to identify and interview a man and a woman seen in video footage in connection with the shooting.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Police-ID-Bridgeport-shooting-victim-4972538.php

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/For-Bridgeport-2013-largely-a-safer-year-5157695.php

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23926202/police-investigating-fatal-shooting-in-bridgeport

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/family-and-friends-create-memorial-for-shooting-victim-justin-mariano-1.6414960

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23931755/police-id-29-year-old-shelton-man-fatally-shot

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Shelton-Man-Killed-in-Bridgeport-Shooting-231342131.html

http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-11/community/hc-bridgeport-shooting-death-1110-20131109_1_police-release-name-shelton-man-man-killed

http://valley.newhavenindependent.org/archives/entry/shelton_man_shot_and_killed_in_bridgeport

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/11/11/police-id-29-year-old-shelton-man-fatally-shot/

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Homicide-victim-hard-working-kid-4975571.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=167953904

Killed – Dow Kling (Waterbury, CT)

Dow Kling

Waterbury man died and his lifelong friend and roommate is charged with accidentally shooting and killing him.

Dow Kling, 22, and Shawn French, 22, were firing blanks with a .22 caliber Ruger inside an apartment on Mill Street in Waterbury Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the two were taking turns pointing the gun at each other and pulling the trigger. Both men thought they were blanks, but somehow live ammunition got mixed in, according to police.

Investigators called the accidental shooting “reckless.”

“I’m sorry. I wish it was me, and not him,” French said. “I wish I could trade places with him, I really do.”

Initially, police said French lied about the shooting. Police said an intruder entered the apartment, shot Kling and fled.

“I would describe it as senseless and preventable,” said Waterbury Deputy Chief Chris Corbett.

French changed his story and admitted to shooting Kling, police said.

“He thought there was a blank round in the chamber of his gun when he pointed the gun at Kling and pulled the trigger,” according to court documents. “Kling was telling him to do it.”

Arrest papers also stated there was a baby visiting at the time the gunfire went off.

French was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter as well as first-degree reckless endangerment. He was arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court Monday morning.

A judge ordered French to hand over all of his guns. Police said there were four in his apartment at the time of the accidental shooting.

About 2:15 p.m., the men used a .22-caliber Ruger to shoot blank rounds at each other at their Mill Street home, Corbett said. Somehow, live ammunition accidentally got mixed in with the blanks, he said.

WATERBURY — A 22-year-old man who gunned down his good friend while playing with a pistol was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday, despite objections from the victim’s family who wanted him to go free.

Shawn French, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter earlier this year as part of a plea deal that called for a range in sentence from probation to a maximum of five years in prison.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23870156/man-says-he-accidentally-shot-friend-in-waterbury

http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20131105/police-friend-killed-in-senseless-gun-play

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131105/friend-killed-in-senseless-gunplay-waterbury-police-say

http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-05/community/hc-waterbury-fatal-shooting-1106-20131105_1_corbett-mill-st-man-faces-charges

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/connecticut/2013/11/06/police-friend-killed-senseless-gun-play/2XKSV40n9vFe3MiK1HhNpK/story.html

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2014/05/21/news/local/805184.txt

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/797392/Kling-Dow.php

Killed – Deran Maebery (New Haven, CT)

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The New Haven Police Department is investigating the 17th homicide of the year after a shooting Monday night in the Elm City.

Officers were called to the city’s Westville Manor Public Housing on Wayfarer Street around 6:45 p.m. after shots were fired.

Deran Maebery, 21, of New Haven, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound, police said. Maebery was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Officers have not located the weapon used in shooting at this time.

The motive for the shooting has not been established. However, police are investigating an argument that occurred earlier in the evening.

Police had originally arrested a suspect and charged him with murder, however after further investigation he was released after determining the information that led to the person being a suspect was not credible.

The victim, identified as 21-year-old Deran Maebery, was shot around 6:18 p.m. in front of 45 Wayfarer St. He died at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23811982/1-person-dead-after-shooting-in-new-haven

http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-28/community/hc-new-haven-homicide-1029-2-20131028_1_fatal-shooting-yale-new-haven-hospital-suspect

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/man_shot_critical1/

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2013/10/30/city-sees-17th-homicide/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/17th-Murder-of-the-Year-in-New-Haven-229628791.html

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/_NECN__Police_Investigating_Deadly_New_Haven__Conn__Shooting_NECN-247937651.html

http://foxct.com/2013/10/28/fatal-shooting-in-new-haven-suspect-in-custody/

http://www.kcbd.com/story/23811982/1-person-dead-after-shooting-in-new-haven

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (New Haven, CT)

female

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano has proposed several changes immediately after a woman was fatally shot and five other were injured in a nightclub shooting.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano on Saturday proposed fees for nightclubs in districts where a heavy police presence is required, that police license and train private security at nightclubs, authorization for the city to approve club licenses and the review of different liquor licenses to determine if the state should simplify the permits.

The early Saturday morning shooting at the Key Club Cabaret killed 26-year-old Erica Robinson and injured 19-year-old Amanda John, 29-year-old Jahad Brumsey, 24-year-old Nijia Ward, 34-year-old Albert Dickerson and 25-year-old Ivette Sterling.

NEW HAVEN >> Celeste Robinson Fulcher has filed a lawsuit against Funn House Productions LLC in Superior Court, alleging negligence and carelessness of the death of her daughter.

Fulcher’s daughter, Erika Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed Oct. 26 inside the former Key Club Cabaret at 85 St. John St.

Adrian Bennett, 28, aka “Bread,” allegedly fired into a crowd at the club, killing Robinson and injuring five others.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. and claimed the life of Erica Robinson, 26, of West Haven. She had a job as a fashion designer, said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/10/26/fatal-shooting-overnight-in-new-haven-3/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140303/lawsuit-filed-in-shooting-death-of-erika-robinson-at-new-haven-nightclub

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131215/parents-race-dimmed-outrage-over-new-haven-mass-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131102/funeral-for-new-haven-nightclub-shooting-victim-calls-for-celebration-of-life

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131028/woman-slain-in-new-haven-nightclub-was-fashion-entrepreneur

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131027/governor-new-haven-mayor-residents-denounce-violence-that-left-1-dead-5-others-shot-in-city-nightclub-saturday

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141026/shooting-violence-decried-at-new-haven-vigil-celebrating-life-of-erika-robinson

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2013/11/02/photos-funeral-for-key-club-shooting-victim/#1

http://foxct.com/2013/10/31/remembering-the-life-of-a-victim-from-the-new-haven-club-shooting/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Killed-5-Injured-in-New-Haven-Club-Shooting-229371141.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Family-in-Mourning-After-Woman-Killed-in-Nightclub-Shooting-229467991.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131217/sen-blumenthal-speaks-of-new-haven-slaying-victim-erika-robinson-on-senate-floor-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167792874

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Erika-Renee-Robinson-96957956

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (New Haven, CT)

male

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano has proposed several changes immediately after a woman was fatally shot and five other were injured in a nightclub shooting.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano on Saturday proposed fees for nightclubs in districts where a heavy police presence is required, that police license and train private security at nightclubs, authorization for the city to approve club licenses and the review of different liquor licenses to determine if the state should simplify the permits.

The early Saturday morning shooting at the Key Club Cabaret killed 26-year-old Erica Robinson and injured 19-year-old Amanda John, 29-year-old Jahad Brumsey, 24-year-old Nijia Ward, 34-year-old Albert Dickerson and 25-year-old Ivette Sterling.

NEW HAVEN >> Celeste Robinson Fulcher has filed a lawsuit against Funn House Productions LLC in Superior Court, alleging negligence and carelessness of the death of her daughter.

Fulcher’s daughter, Erika Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed Oct. 26 inside the former Key Club Cabaret at 85 St. John St.

Adrian Bennett, 28, aka “Bread,” allegedly fired into a crowd at the club, killing Robinson and injuring five others.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. and claimed the life of Erica Robinson, 26, of West Haven. She had a job as a fashion designer, said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/10/26/fatal-shooting-overnight-in-new-haven-3/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140303/lawsuit-filed-in-shooting-death-of-erika-robinson-at-new-haven-nightclub

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131215/parents-race-dimmed-outrage-over-new-haven-mass-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131102/funeral-for-new-haven-nightclub-shooting-victim-calls-for-celebration-of-life

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131028/woman-slain-in-new-haven-nightclub-was-fashion-entrepreneur

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131027/governor-new-haven-mayor-residents-denounce-violence-that-left-1-dead-5-others-shot-in-city-nightclub-saturday

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141026/shooting-violence-decried-at-new-haven-vigil-celebrating-life-of-erika-robinson

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2013/11/02/photos-funeral-for-key-club-shooting-victim/#1

http://foxct.com/2013/10/31/remembering-the-life-of-a-victim-from-the-new-haven-club-shooting/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Killed-5-Injured-in-New-Haven-Club-Shooting-229371141.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Family-in-Mourning-After-Woman-Killed-in-Nightclub-Shooting-229467991.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131217/sen-blumenthal-speaks-of-new-haven-slaying-victim-erika-robinson-on-senate-floor-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167792874

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Erika-Renee-Robinson-96957956

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (New Haven, CT)

male

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano has proposed several changes immediately after a woman was fatally shot and five other were injured in a nightclub shooting.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano on Saturday proposed fees for nightclubs in districts where a heavy police presence is required, that police license and train private security at nightclubs, authorization for the city to approve club licenses and the review of different liquor licenses to determine if the state should simplify the permits.

The early Saturday morning shooting at the Key Club Cabaret killed 26-year-old Erica Robinson and injured 19-year-old Amanda John, 29-year-old Jahad Brumsey, 24-year-old Nijia Ward, 34-year-old Albert Dickerson and 25-year-old Ivette Sterling.

NEW HAVEN >> Celeste Robinson Fulcher has filed a lawsuit against Funn House Productions LLC in Superior Court, alleging negligence and carelessness of the death of her daughter.

Fulcher’s daughter, Erika Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed Oct. 26 inside the former Key Club Cabaret at 85 St. John St.

Adrian Bennett, 28, aka “Bread,” allegedly fired into a crowd at the club, killing Robinson and injuring five others.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. and claimed the life of Erica Robinson, 26, of West Haven. She had a job as a fashion designer, said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/10/26/fatal-shooting-overnight-in-new-haven-3/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140303/lawsuit-filed-in-shooting-death-of-erika-robinson-at-new-haven-nightclub

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131215/parents-race-dimmed-outrage-over-new-haven-mass-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131102/funeral-for-new-haven-nightclub-shooting-victim-calls-for-celebration-of-life

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131028/woman-slain-in-new-haven-nightclub-was-fashion-entrepreneur

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131027/governor-new-haven-mayor-residents-denounce-violence-that-left-1-dead-5-others-shot-in-city-nightclub-saturday

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141026/shooting-violence-decried-at-new-haven-vigil-celebrating-life-of-erika-robinson

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2013/11/02/photos-funeral-for-key-club-shooting-victim/#1

http://foxct.com/2013/10/31/remembering-the-life-of-a-victim-from-the-new-haven-club-shooting/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Killed-5-Injured-in-New-Haven-Club-Shooting-229371141.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Family-in-Mourning-After-Woman-Killed-in-Nightclub-Shooting-229467991.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131217/sen-blumenthal-speaks-of-new-haven-slaying-victim-erika-robinson-on-senate-floor-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167792874

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Erika-Renee-Robinson-96957956

Mass Shooting – Killed – Erika Robinson (New Haven, CT)

Erika Robinson

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano has proposed several changes immediately after a woman was fatally shot and five other were injured in a nightclub shooting.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano on Saturday proposed fees for nightclubs in districts where a heavy police presence is required, that police license and train private security at nightclubs, authorization for the city to approve club licenses and the review of different liquor licenses to determine if the state should simplify the permits.

The early Saturday morning shooting at the Key Club Cabaret killed 26-year-old Erica Robinson and injured 19-year-old Amanda John, 29-year-old Jahad Brumsey, 24-year-old Nijia Ward, 34-year-old Albert Dickerson and 25-year-old Ivette Sterling.

NEW HAVEN >> Celeste Robinson Fulcher has filed a lawsuit against Funn House Productions LLC in Superior Court, alleging negligence and carelessness of the death of her daughter.

Fulcher’s daughter, Erika Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed Oct. 26 inside the former Key Club Cabaret at 85 St. John St.

Adrian Bennett, 28, aka “Bread,” allegedly fired into a crowd at the club, killing Robinson and injuring five others.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. and claimed the life of Erica Robinson, 26, of West Haven. She had a job as a fashion designer, said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/10/26/fatal-shooting-overnight-in-new-haven-3/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140303/lawsuit-filed-in-shooting-death-of-erika-robinson-at-new-haven-nightclub

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131215/parents-race-dimmed-outrage-over-new-haven-mass-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131102/funeral-for-new-haven-nightclub-shooting-victim-calls-for-celebration-of-life

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131028/woman-slain-in-new-haven-nightclub-was-fashion-entrepreneur

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131027/governor-new-haven-mayor-residents-denounce-violence-that-left-1-dead-5-others-shot-in-city-nightclub-saturday

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141026/shooting-violence-decried-at-new-haven-vigil-celebrating-life-of-erika-robinson

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2013/11/02/photos-funeral-for-key-club-shooting-victim/#1

http://foxct.com/2013/10/31/remembering-the-life-of-a-victim-from-the-new-haven-club-shooting/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Killed-5-Injured-in-New-Haven-Club-Shooting-229371141.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Family-in-Mourning-After-Woman-Killed-in-Nightclub-Shooting-229467991.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131217/sen-blumenthal-speaks-of-new-haven-slaying-victim-erika-robinson-on-senate-floor-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167792874

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Erika-Renee-Robinson-96957956

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (New Haven, CT)

female

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano has proposed several changes immediately after a woman was fatally shot and five other were injured in a nightclub shooting.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano on Saturday proposed fees for nightclubs in districts where a heavy police presence is required, that police license and train private security at nightclubs, authorization for the city to approve club licenses and the review of different liquor licenses to determine if the state should simplify the permits.

The early Saturday morning shooting at the Key Club Cabaret killed 26-year-old Erica Robinson and injured 19-year-old Amanda John, 29-year-old Jahad Brumsey, 24-year-old Nijia Ward, 34-year-old Albert Dickerson and 25-year-old Ivette Sterling.

NEW HAVEN >> Celeste Robinson Fulcher has filed a lawsuit against Funn House Productions LLC in Superior Court, alleging negligence and carelessness of the death of her daughter.

Fulcher’s daughter, Erika Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed Oct. 26 inside the former Key Club Cabaret at 85 St. John St.

Adrian Bennett, 28, aka “Bread,” allegedly fired into a crowd at the club, killing Robinson and injuring five others.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. and claimed the life of Erica Robinson, 26, of West Haven. She had a job as a fashion designer, said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/10/26/fatal-shooting-overnight-in-new-haven-3/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140303/lawsuit-filed-in-shooting-death-of-erika-robinson-at-new-haven-nightclub

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131215/parents-race-dimmed-outrage-over-new-haven-mass-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131102/funeral-for-new-haven-nightclub-shooting-victim-calls-for-celebration-of-life

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131028/woman-slain-in-new-haven-nightclub-was-fashion-entrepreneur

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131027/governor-new-haven-mayor-residents-denounce-violence-that-left-1-dead-5-others-shot-in-city-nightclub-saturday

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141026/shooting-violence-decried-at-new-haven-vigil-celebrating-life-of-erika-robinson

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2013/11/02/photos-funeral-for-key-club-shooting-victim/#1

http://foxct.com/2013/10/31/remembering-the-life-of-a-victim-from-the-new-haven-club-shooting/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Killed-5-Injured-in-New-Haven-Club-Shooting-229371141.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Family-in-Mourning-After-Woman-Killed-in-Nightclub-Shooting-229467991.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131217/sen-blumenthal-speaks-of-new-haven-slaying-victim-erika-robinson-on-senate-floor-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167792874

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Erika-Renee-Robinson-96957956

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (New Haven, CT)

female

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano has proposed several changes immediately after a woman was fatally shot and five other were injured in a nightclub shooting.

The New Haven Register reports that DeStefano on Saturday proposed fees for nightclubs in districts where a heavy police presence is required, that police license and train private security at nightclubs, authorization for the city to approve club licenses and the review of different liquor licenses to determine if the state should simplify the permits.

The early Saturday morning shooting at the Key Club Cabaret killed 26-year-old Erica Robinson and injured 19-year-old Amanda John, 29-year-old Jahad Brumsey, 24-year-old Nijia Ward, 34-year-old Albert Dickerson and 25-year-old Ivette Sterling.

NEW HAVEN >> Celeste Robinson Fulcher has filed a lawsuit against Funn House Productions LLC in Superior Court, alleging negligence and carelessness of the death of her daughter.

Fulcher’s daughter, Erika Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed Oct. 26 inside the former Key Club Cabaret at 85 St. John St.

Adrian Bennett, 28, aka “Bread,” allegedly fired into a crowd at the club, killing Robinson and injuring five others.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. and claimed the life of Erica Robinson, 26, of West Haven. She had a job as a fashion designer, said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/10/26/fatal-shooting-overnight-in-new-haven-3/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140303/lawsuit-filed-in-shooting-death-of-erika-robinson-at-new-haven-nightclub

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131215/parents-race-dimmed-outrage-over-new-haven-mass-shooting

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131102/funeral-for-new-haven-nightclub-shooting-victim-calls-for-celebration-of-life

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131028/woman-slain-in-new-haven-nightclub-was-fashion-entrepreneur

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131027/governor-new-haven-mayor-residents-denounce-violence-that-left-1-dead-5-others-shot-in-city-nightclub-saturday

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141026/shooting-violence-decried-at-new-haven-vigil-celebrating-life-of-erika-robinson

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2013/11/02/photos-funeral-for-key-club-shooting-victim/#1

http://foxct.com/2013/10/31/remembering-the-life-of-a-victim-from-the-new-haven-club-shooting/

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Killed-5-Injured-in-New-Haven-Club-Shooting-229371141.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Family-in-Mourning-After-Woman-Killed-in-Nightclub-Shooting-229467991.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131217/sen-blumenthal-speaks-of-new-haven-slaying-victim-erika-robinson-on-senate-floor-calls-for-end-to-gun-violence

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://wtnh.com/2014/03/04/nightclub-sued-womans-shooting-death/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167792874

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Erika-Renee-Robinson-96957956

Killed – Matthew Lofaro (Milford, CT)

Matthew Lofaro

MILFORD >> During a routine check, a Connecticut state police trooper walked in on a robbery in progress at Patriot Fuels gas station early Wednesday and fatally shot an armed suspect, police said.

The incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. at 719 Boston Post Road. State police Master Sgt. Donna Tadiello said the trooper confronted the suspect and gave him instructions, but the suspect did not comply, so the trooper was forced to fire his weapon.

A state’s attorney’s report investigating the police-involved fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect in Milford concludes that the trooper was within his means in using deadly force and acted appropriately in doing so.

The investigation stems from an October incident in which 29-year-old Matthew Lofaro entered the Patriots Fuel gas station convenience store at 719 Boston Post Road in Milford, brandished a Japanese-style sword and threatened an employee in an attempted robbery. It happened just after 3 a.m. Oct. 23.

he Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad, acting at the request of the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford investigated the police involved fatal shooting of Matthew Lofaro which took place in the Town of Milford on October 23, 2013.

Connecticut General Statutes §51-277a(a) requires the State’s Attorney to conduct an investigation, utilizing appropriate law enforcement agencies, whenever a peace officer, in the performance of his duties, uses deadly physical force upon another person and such person dies as a result. Section 51-277a(c) of the General Statutes requires the State’s Attorney to determine, upon completion of the investigation, the circumstances of the incident and whether deadly force was appropriate under Section 53a-22 of the General Statutes. The State Police investigation has been reviewed by State’s Attorney Kevin D. Lawlor. As part of the review, State’s Attorney Lawlor has reviewed all police reports generated, all witness statements taken, examined all photos and video recordings of the scene and examined the autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The following are the findings and legal conclusions of State’s Attorney Lawlor regarding the incident.

The State Police investigation into the death of Matthew Lofaro revealed the following:

Factual Background

According to Connecticut State Police and Milford Police Department records, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Trooper First Class James T. Scott, assigned to Troop I, Bethany, parked his unmarked police vehicle and entered the Patriot Fuels Gas Station located at 719 Boston Post Road in Milford. Trooper Scott removed a bottle of juice from the cooler, placed the bottle on the cashier’s counter and went to use the restroom located diagonally across from the front entrance.

At approximately 3:19 a.m., Trooper Scott exited the restroom and immediately observed a white male apparently attempting to rob the cashier located 10 feet away behind the counter. This white male, subsequently identified as 28-year-old Matthew Lofaro, was wearing black sweatpants, a white T-shirt, a dark colored bandana, sun glasses and a double-vented respirator mask, nearly covering his entire face. Lofaro was holding a twenty-two inch long Japanese style sword in his right hand and the sword’s scabbard in his left hand. According to the cashier, Lofaro said “hands up” upon entering the store.

Trooper Scott, wearing his clearly identifiable State Police uniform, quickly drew his assigned duty pistol while demanding the assailant to drop the knife. In the same motion, Trooper Scott pointed his pistol at the assailant and again ordered him to “drop it.” Lofaro failed to comply with Trooper Scott’s commands and continued toward Scott and the cashier in a threatening manner. At this time, Trooper Scott discharged his pistol one time at Lofaro. Lofaro immediately turned and ran from the building exiting through the front entrance and collapsed approximately 33 feet south of the front entrance.

Trooper Scott immediately radioed Troop I in Bethany and reported “3-2-3 shots fired.” He then provided his location and requested an ambulance, a K-9 and a supervisor. Milford Police were then notified and responded. Trooper Scott remained in the store to protect the clerk. Shortly thereafter, Milford Police with the assistance of a K-9, located Lofaro who was found lying face down on the ground with the sword clasped in his right hand. Lofaro was unresponsive when found by the Milford Police. Emergency medical response responded shortly thereafter and attempted to provide assistance. After resuscitation efforts failed and EMS could not obtain a pulse, Lofaro was declared deceased.

Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video footage from cameras located inside the store which had recorded the incident. The store’s camera system is comprised of three cameras. The videos depict Trooper Scott entering the store, placing his drink on the counter, speaking briefly with the cashier and entering the restroom. Shortly thereafter, Trooper Scott is seen exiting the restroom, drawing his weapon and shouting with his weapon pointed toward the front of the store and firing a single shot. A second camera captures the incident from a frontward angle and in the lower right portion of the frame, an object, possibly the sheath or scabbard is visible. The third camera angle in the store did not record any of the incident. None of the angles from within the store directly cover the front entrance and the assailant’s image is not recorded in any view.

Once police had located the suspect, they conducted a neighborhood canvass. Officers located Lofaro’s maroon Lexus in the motel parking lot adjacent to the gas station. An individual subsequently identified as Jonathan Cenat was located asleep in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Cenat gave several statements to investigators. He stated Lofaro had been staying with him for several months. He initially denied all knowledge of a robbery and said he did not see Lofaro with the sword or respirator in the car. He stated he only rode with Lofaro to meet a girl at the motel. He then changed his story and admitted driving the car to the motel but reiterated that he knew nothing of the store robbery or of the sword or respirator. When confronted with certain inconsistencies, he then stated that while he didn’t see anything in Lofaro’s hands but he knew something bad was going to happen. Subsequently, investigators spoke to Cenat’s girlfriend in New Jersey. Phone records indicated they had been on the phone just prior to the robbery. Cenat’s girlfriend stated she heard Lofaro tell Cenat that “it was time to go to the store” just prior to the robbery.

On October 24, 2013, Associate Medical Examiner Susan S. Williams performed an autopsy on the body of Matthew Lofaro….

Subsequently, toxicology tests were performed on the decedent’s blood. Toxicology reports indicate that Mr. Lofaro was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .221, which for comparison purposes is nearly three times the limit for the legal operation of a motor vehicle. Buprenorphine and Norbuprenorphine: synthetic opiate derivatives, were also found in measurable amounts in his blood. Dr. Williams lists the cause of death as gunshot wound of chest and manner of death as homicide.

Applicable Law

Connecticut General Statutes Section 53a-22 authorizes the use of deadly physical force by a police officer under certain circumstances. Section 53a-22(c) provides, in pertinent part:

(c) A peace officer or authorized official of the department of correction is justified in using deadly physical force upon another person for the purposes specified in subsection (b) of this section only when he reasonably believes such to be necessary to: (1) Defend himself or a third person from the use or imminent use of deadly physical force;

The United States Supreme Court has sanctioned the use of fatal force in such self-defense situation and found such use of force to be reasonable. See Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985).

The United States Supreme Court has indicated:

The reasonableness of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386, 396 (1989).

Also, in Graham, the Court stated that:

The calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split second judgments – in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving – about the amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation. Supra, p. 396-397.

Also;

(T)he “reasonableness” inquiry in an excessive force case is an objective one: the question is whether the officers’ actions are “objectively reasonable” in light of the facts and circumstances confronting them, without regard to their underlying intent or motivation. Supra, p. 397.

Thus, the subjective intention of an officer whether “good” or “evil” is not the measure in analyzing the reasonableness of an officer’s conduct.

Also, an officer’s actions may be found reasonable even where “officers of reasonable competence would disagree” on the issue. Malley v. Briggs, 475 U.S. 335, 341 (1986).

As to the rules prescribed in Graham v. Connor:

Numerous courts have interpreted Graham as requiring substantial deference to the on-scene judgments made by police officers. Russo v. U.S., 37 F.Supp. 2d 450, 455 (E.D. Va. 1999).

In assessing the propriety of an officer’s use of fatal force:

(M)ost courts limit the inquiry to the information known by the officer at the time of the shooting . . . and . . . to limit relevant evidence to police officer’s actions “immediately prior to the shooting.” Russo v. U.S. at p.455.

Also, it has been held that an inquiry into an officer’s actions is limited to whether the officer acted reasonably and not to whether the officer had a less intrusive or invasive alternative available.

Requiring officers to find and choose the least intrusive alternative would require them to exercise superhuman judgment. In the heed of battle with lives potentially in the balance, an officer would not be able to rely on training and common sense to decide what would best accomplish his mission. Instead, he would need to ascertain the least intrusive alternative (an inherently subjective determination) and choose that option and that option only. Imposing such a requirement would inevitably induce tentativeness by officers, and thus deter police from protecting the public and themselves. It would also entangle the courts in endless second-guessing of police decisions made under stress and subject to the exigencies of the moment. Scott v. Henrich, 34 F.3d. 1498 (9th Cir. 1994).

In the best of all worlds, because a human life is so precious, an officer ideally, when confronted with the threat of deadly force, should take the time to dispassionately analyze the parameters of the threat and measure his or her response to that a minimum amount of force is utilized and a minimum amount of injury is inflicted.

However, police officers are trained that in reality, the ideal situation rarely, if ever, exists.

(S)tatistics reveal that about 90 percent of shooting incidents take place within a three-second time frame. Within this time frame, a police officer takes appropriate steps to stop the threat and rarely, if ever, engages in a decision making process about his intent or the degree of injury that will be inflicted. The realistic motivation is primarily reactive and designed to stop the threat or the aggressive behavior.

Attempts to shoot to wound or to injure are unrealistic and because of high-miss rates and poor stopping effectiveness can prove dangerous for police officers and others. International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Policy Center., “Use of Force”, Concepts and Issue Paper, February 1, 1989. P. 4.

Accordingly, our law only requires that a police officer must only react reasonably under the quickly evolving circumstances.

Conclusion

Based on his review of the Connecticut State Police investigation and all relevant available information, State’s Attorney Lawlor makes the following conclusions:

1. On October 23, 2013, at approximately 3:15 a.m., TFC James T. Scott, assigned to Troop I Bethany, parked his unmarked police vehicle and entered the Patriot Fuels Gas Station located at 719 Boston Post Road in Milford.

2. TFC Scott asked to use the restroom, entered the restroom and re-emerged at 3:19 a.m..

3. At approximately the same time, Matthew Lofaro entered the store through the main entrance dressed all in black, his face covered with a respirator and bandana while brandishing a 22-inch Japanese martial arts type sword. Lofaro stated to the clerk behind a counter approximately 10 feet away “ hands up.”

4. Trooper Scott, in defense of himself and the cashier, reached for his service pistol and commanded Lofaro to drop his weapon. Lofaro did not comply with this command.

5. Trooper Scott pointed his weapon at Lofaro and repeated his command to drop the sword. Lofaro disregarded the command and he moved towards Trooper Scott who was standing approximately 9 feet away from his position.

6. Trooper Scott then fired his service pistol one time at Lofaro, striking him in the chest.

7. The entire incident, from the time Trooper Scott initially observes the perpetrator until he discharges his weapon, transpired in approximately two seconds.

8. Lofaro turned and fled through the main entrance. He collapsed 33 feet south of the main entrance.

9. Trooper Scott immediately radioed Troop I of the incident and requested assistance and emergency medical response.

10. Milford Police K-9 Officers responded and located Lofaro. The K-9 bit Lofaro’s leg during the apprehension causing abrasions to his leg.

11. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner lists the cause of death as gunshot wound to chest and manner of death as homicide. The toxicology report revealed the presence of alcohol with a BAC of .223 and the presence of synthetic opiate derivatives in Lofaro’s system.

Based upon the preceding facts and circumstances and the applicable law found in Connecticut General Statutes §53a-22(c) State’s Attorney Lawlor finds that the use of deadly force by Trooper First Class James Scott while confronting Matthew Lofaro during the attempted robbery of the Patriot Fuels Gas Station in the early morning of Wednesday, October 23, 2013, was appropriate under Section 53a-22 of the General Statutes. Trooper Scott was confronted with an armed, masked assailant in a very confined space only feet from himself and an innocent civilian. Both the statement of the Trooper and cashier are consistent in stating the Trooper ordered the assailant to drop his weapon and that Lofaro refused. This left Trooper Scott little choice in such a confined space but to make a split-second decision to use deadly force to defend himself and the cashier from the assailant. Accordingly, no further action will be taken by the Division of Criminal Justice.

State’s Attorney Lawlor wishes to express his condolences to the family of the deceased for their loss. Additionally, State’s Attorney Lawlor thanks the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad for their thorough investigation of this matter, Chief Keith Mello and the officers of the Milford Police Department for their initial investigation and cooperation and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This Office also wishes to thank all these agencies for working together to assure that the investigation was concluded in a timely, thorough and complete manner.

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Killed – Nathaniel Bradley (New Haven, CT)

Nathaniel Bradley

NEW HAVEN >> A man was shot and killed Monday night near the corner of Goffe Terrace and Ella T Grasso Boulevard, according to New Haven Police.

The victim has been identified as Nathaniel Bradley, 36, of Hamden. Bradley is the 15th homicide victim of the year in the city.

Police headed to the scene around 9:30 p.m. after being flagged down by a resident while en route to an unrelated call, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman. Bradley was found shot in the roadway and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital, Sgt. Al Vazquez said.

NEW HAVEN >> A newly-unsealed arrest warrant accusing Bobby Griffin Jr. of killing Nathaniel Bradley last October states he allegedly admitted to committing the crime.

The warrant, unsealed Monday after the New Haven Register notified Superior Court officials that a judge had sealed it for just 14 days last October, quoted Griffin telling police he shot and killed Bradley during an attempted robbery.

Bradley, 36, of Hamden, was shot twice in the back on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard near Goffe Street last Oct. 14 at about 9:20 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital less than 30 minutes later.

Griffin, now 21, of 374 Peck St., 2nd floor, has been incarcerated in lieu of $1 million bail since his arrest Oct. 29. He appeared in Superior Court Monday for a pretrial hearing.

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=167608606

Killed – Luis Guncay (Waterbury, CT)

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Waterbury police are investigating the first homicide of the year in the city.

Luis Guncay was shot once outside his Wood Street home around 10 p.m. on Tuesday and died on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

Guncay’s family members and friends are waiting for answers about his murder and investigators are trying to identify the person who fired the gunshot.

The motive for the slaying of Luis Guncay, a man who neighbors said was a laborer, is unclear. Police say he was shot once with a handgun while standing in front of his home at 221 Wood St.

The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. in a neighborhood of tight-packed row homes split up by patches of grass, staircases and wooden porches.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Waterbury-Police-Investigating-First-Homicide-of-Year-227263881.html

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http://rep-am.com/articles/2013/10/11/news/local/doc5257f22ff1a2b174587551.txt

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/the-gun-report-october-10-2013/

Killed – Man (Hartford, CT)

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HARTFORD — A 39-year-old-man was shot and killed along South Marshall Street Thursday night, police said.

Police were called to the area of 259 South Marshall St. about 9:40 p.m. for a medical call and when they arrived found the man lying face down on the sidewalk and bleeding from the mouth, police said.

The man was not responsive and was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:18 p.m. Police said he suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-09-20/community/hc-hartford-shooting-0920-20130919_1_your-town-news-south-marshall-street-hartford-the-courant

http://articles.courant.com/keyword/marshall-street/featured/3

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Respond-to-Shooting-in-Hartford-224506161.html

http://foxct.com/2013/09/19/police-investigating-homicide-in-hartford/

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23481266/hartford-police-investigate-latest-murder

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Male Teen (Bridgeport, CT)

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An 18-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured earlier this month.

Five men, who are between the ages of 15 and 19, were reportedly shot in the area of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues in Bridgeport on Sept. 10.

One victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Christopher Pettway, of Bridgeport, was shot in the back and died a short while later, police said.

The other three men were shot in the butt, femur and possibly the eye, but all are expected to recover from the injuries, police said.

Police arrested Roderick “Riki” Rodgers on Monday. Rodgers was charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Juwan Edwards, 15, suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks; Aijaholn Tisdale, 19, who was shot in the leg; and Leroy Shaw, 15, was shot in the leg. All are from Bridgeport and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Police also said Tamir Hamilton, 19, of Bridgeport came forward and reported being grazed in the ankle by a bullet.

Police say the shooting happened near the intersection of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues at around 2:30 p.m. near the Trumbull Gardens apartment complex. They aren’t releasing many details from their investigation, but witnesses say they heard gunshots and ran inside their houses. Other witnesses say they saw two people flee from the scene after the shooting.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23447777/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting-in-bridgeport

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/police-26-year-old-christopher-pettway-dead-3-others-injured-in-bridgeport-shooting-1.6047037

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/3rd-suspect-charged-in-bridgeport-shooting-of-chris-pettway-1.7348387

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/4-Shot-in-Bridgeport-223175631.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Source-Pettway-shooting-part-of-gang-dispute-4805920.php

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Murder-suspect-held-on-1M-bond-4818468.php

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Man-Planned-Revenge-for-Fatal-Shooting-Police-223347491.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130911/cops-bridgeport-man-wanted-retaliation-for-connecticut-shootings

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=166952955

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Male Teen (Bridgeport, CT)

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An 18-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured earlier this month.

Five men, who are between the ages of 15 and 19, were reportedly shot in the area of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues in Bridgeport on Sept. 10.

One victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Christopher Pettway, of Bridgeport, was shot in the back and died a short while later, police said.

The other three men were shot in the butt, femur and possibly the eye, but all are expected to recover from the injuries, police said.

Police arrested Roderick “Riki” Rodgers on Monday. Rodgers was charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Juwan Edwards, 15, suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks; Aijaholn Tisdale, 19, who was shot in the leg; and Leroy Shaw, 15, was shot in the leg. All are from Bridgeport and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Police also said Tamir Hamilton, 19, of Bridgeport came forward and reported being grazed in the ankle by a bullet.

Police say the shooting happened near the intersection of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues at around 2:30 p.m. near the Trumbull Gardens apartment complex. They aren’t releasing many details from their investigation, but witnesses say they heard gunshots and ran inside their houses. Other witnesses say they saw two people flee from the scene after the shooting.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23447777/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting-in-bridgeport

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/police-26-year-old-christopher-pettway-dead-3-others-injured-in-bridgeport-shooting-1.6047037

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/3rd-suspect-charged-in-bridgeport-shooting-of-chris-pettway-1.7348387

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/4-Shot-in-Bridgeport-223175631.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Source-Pettway-shooting-part-of-gang-dispute-4805920.php

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Murder-suspect-held-on-1M-bond-4818468.php

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Man-Planned-Revenge-for-Fatal-Shooting-Police-223347491.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130911/cops-bridgeport-man-wanted-retaliation-for-connecticut-shootings

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=166952955

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Bridgeport, CT)

male

An 18-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured earlier this month.

Five men, who are between the ages of 15 and 19, were reportedly shot in the area of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues in Bridgeport on Sept. 10.

One victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Christopher Pettway, of Bridgeport, was shot in the back and died a short while later, police said.

The other three men were shot in the butt, femur and possibly the eye, but all are expected to recover from the injuries, police said.

Police arrested Roderick “Riki” Rodgers on Monday. Rodgers was charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Juwan Edwards, 15, suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks; Aijaholn Tisdale, 19, who was shot in the leg; and Leroy Shaw, 15, was shot in the leg. All are from Bridgeport and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Police also said Tamir Hamilton, 19, of Bridgeport came forward and reported being grazed in the ankle by a bullet.

Police say the shooting happened near the intersection of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues at around 2:30 p.m. near the Trumbull Gardens apartment complex. They aren’t releasing many details from their investigation, but witnesses say they heard gunshots and ran inside their houses. Other witnesses say they saw two people flee from the scene after the shooting.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23447777/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting-in-bridgeport

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/police-26-year-old-christopher-pettway-dead-3-others-injured-in-bridgeport-shooting-1.6047037

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/3rd-suspect-charged-in-bridgeport-shooting-of-chris-pettway-1.7348387

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/4-Shot-in-Bridgeport-223175631.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Source-Pettway-shooting-part-of-gang-dispute-4805920.php

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Murder-suspect-held-on-1M-bond-4818468.php

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Man-Planned-Revenge-for-Fatal-Shooting-Police-223347491.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130911/cops-bridgeport-man-wanted-retaliation-for-connecticut-shootings

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=166952955

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Bridgeport, CT)

male

An 18-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured earlier this month.

Five men, who are between the ages of 15 and 19, were reportedly shot in the area of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues in Bridgeport on Sept. 10.

One victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Christopher Pettway, of Bridgeport, was shot in the back and died a short while later, police said.

The other three men were shot in the butt, femur and possibly the eye, but all are expected to recover from the injuries, police said.

Police arrested Roderick “Riki” Rodgers on Monday. Rodgers was charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Juwan Edwards, 15, suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks; Aijaholn Tisdale, 19, who was shot in the leg; and Leroy Shaw, 15, was shot in the leg. All are from Bridgeport and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Police also said Tamir Hamilton, 19, of Bridgeport came forward and reported being grazed in the ankle by a bullet.

Police say the shooting happened near the intersection of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues at around 2:30 p.m. near the Trumbull Gardens apartment complex. They aren’t releasing many details from their investigation, but witnesses say they heard gunshots and ran inside their houses. Other witnesses say they saw two people flee from the scene after the shooting.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23447777/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting-in-bridgeport

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/police-26-year-old-christopher-pettway-dead-3-others-injured-in-bridgeport-shooting-1.6047037

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/3rd-suspect-charged-in-bridgeport-shooting-of-chris-pettway-1.7348387

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/4-Shot-in-Bridgeport-223175631.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Source-Pettway-shooting-part-of-gang-dispute-4805920.php

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Murder-suspect-held-on-1M-bond-4818468.php

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Man-Planned-Revenge-for-Fatal-Shooting-Police-223347491.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130911/cops-bridgeport-man-wanted-retaliation-for-connecticut-shootings

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=166952955

Mass Shooting – Killed – LaChristopher Pettway (Bridgeport, CT)

LaChristopher Pettway

An 18-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured earlier this month.

Five men, who are between the ages of 15 and 19, were reportedly shot in the area of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues in Bridgeport on Sept. 10.

One victim, who was identified as 26-year-old Christopher Pettway, of Bridgeport, was shot in the back and died a short while later, police said.

The other three men were shot in the butt, femur and possibly the eye, but all are expected to recover from the injuries, police said.

Police arrested Roderick “Riki” Rodgers on Monday. Rodgers was charged with one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Juwan Edwards, 15, suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks; Aijaholn Tisdale, 19, who was shot in the leg; and Leroy Shaw, 15, was shot in the leg. All are from Bridgeport and none of the injuries were life threatening.

Police also said Tamir Hamilton, 19, of Bridgeport came forward and reported being grazed in the ankle by a bullet.

Police say the shooting happened near the intersection of Reservoir and Trumbull avenues at around 2:30 p.m. near the Trumbull Gardens apartment complex. They aren’t releasing many details from their investigation, but witnesses say they heard gunshots and ran inside their houses. Other witnesses say they saw two people flee from the scene after the shooting.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23447777/arrest-made-in-deadly-shooting-in-bridgeport

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/police-26-year-old-christopher-pettway-dead-3-others-injured-in-bridgeport-shooting-1.6047037

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/3rd-suspect-charged-in-bridgeport-shooting-of-chris-pettway-1.7348387

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/4-Shot-in-Bridgeport-223175631.html

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Source-Pettway-shooting-part-of-gang-dispute-4805920.php

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Murder-suspect-held-on-1M-bond-4818468.php

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Man-Planned-Revenge-for-Fatal-Shooting-Police-223347491.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130911/cops-bridgeport-man-wanted-retaliation-for-connecticut-shootings

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?pid=166952955

Double Shooting – Killed – Melvin Perry (Hartford, CT)

Melvin Perry

One man is dead and a female is in the hospital after a shooting in Hartford early Sunday morning.

Melvin Perry, 30, of 24 Clinton Street in Manchester, was killed after being shot multiple times on Durham Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The 34-year-old woman Perry was with was shot twice and survived. She was transported to St. Francis hospital for treatment of her injuries.

She is suffering from non-life threatening gun shot wounds and was alert and conscious on the scene, according to police.

It’s Hartford’s 18th homicide of the year.

According to police, 911 calls came pouring in around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning to report shots fired in the area of 16 Durham Street.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/One-Dead-One-Injured-in-Hartford-Shooting-221987241.html

http://articles.courant.com/2013-09-02/community/hc-hartford-homicide-0902-20130901_1_hartford-woman-double-shooting-gunshot

http://patch.com/connecticut/manchester/manchester-man-killed-in-hartford-shooting

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23318460/police-identified-man-shot-killed-in-hartford

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-new-years-eve-murder-0221-20150220-story.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=melvin-lee-perry&pid=171756440

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Hartford, CT)

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One man is dead and a female is in the hospital after a shooting in Hartford early Sunday morning.

Melvin Perry, 30, of 24 Clinton Street in Manchester, was killed after being shot multiple times on Durham Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The 34-year-old woman Perry was with was shot twice and survived. She was transported to St. Francis hospital for treatment of her injuries.

She is suffering from non-life threatening gun shot wounds and was alert and conscious on the scene, according to police.

It’s Hartford’s 18th homicide of the year.

According to police, 911 calls came pouring in around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning to report shots fired in the area of 16 Durham Street.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/One-Dead-One-Injured-in-Hartford-Shooting-221987241.html

http://articles.courant.com/2013-09-02/community/hc-hartford-homicide-0902-20130901_1_hartford-woman-double-shooting-gunshot

http://patch.com/connecticut/manchester/manchester-man-killed-in-hartford-shooting

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23318460/police-identified-man-shot-killed-in-hartford

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-new-years-eve-murder-0221-20150220-story.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=melvin-lee-perry&pid=171756440

Killed – Miguel Delgado (Hartford, CT)

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udge Julia Dewey highlighted the sad irony of a Hartford nightclub shooting Friday when she sentenced a New Haven man to 20 years in prison for the manslaughter of an East Hartford man: Neither of the men involved was the instigator.

“All of this happened because someone — not Miguel, not Angel — someone got into a fistfight,” Dewey said in Hartford Superior Court.

She sentenced Angel Morales, 26, after he was acquitted of murder in a November jury trial but convicted of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm.

“It was senseless,” Dewey said before imposing a sentence that could have been between five to 45 years in prison. He will also be on probation for five years.

The shooting victim was 21-year-old Miguel Delgado.

According to trial testimony, the fight originated over a spilled drink inside the Up or On the Rocks club on Union Place across from Union Station during the early hours of Aug. 30, 2013.

It then carried over to the parking lot, where a fight broke out after Morales’ friend, Christopher Spear Zuleta, pistol-whipped Delgado’s brother, Jose Delgado, according to trial testimony.

But the gun fell to the ground and Morales and Miguel Delgado both went for it while Jose Delgado beat Zuleta to the point of unconsciousness. Morales came away with the gun and fired one shot, which hit Miguel Delgado’s chest, killing him, a witness testified.

Hartford police were called to the area of Union Place and Allyn Street around 1 a.m. Friday after gunshots rang out in the area.

HARTFORD — A 26-year-old New Haven man has been acquitted of murder, but convicted of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and faces up to 40 years in prison.

Angel Morales was convicted Friday of shooting and killing 21-year-old Miguel Delgado of East Hartford after a dispute over a spilled drink spilled outside Up Or On The Rocks, a night club at 50 Union Place, on Aug. 30, 2013. There were two fatal shootings at the club, which is now closed.

http://www.journalinquirer.com/it-was-senseless-man-gets-years-in-shooting-death-outside/article_37ed1b40-ae77-11e4-bf62-ef3719531fdf.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Vigil-Held-for-Hartford-Shooting-Victim-222280021.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23322015/police-arrest-suspect-in-second-up-or-on-the-rocks-shooting

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23296563/hartford-nightclub-closed-after-second-shooting-death-this-month

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-30/community/hc-hartford-homicide-up-or-on-the-rocks-0830-20130830_1_segarra-fatal-shooting-mayor-pedro-e

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Attorney-Says-Fatal-Shooting-Is-Not-a-Murder-Case-222395371.html

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130902/report-new-haven-man-wanted-for-hartford-slaying

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-hartford-homicide-verdict-1125-20141124-story.html

Killed – Jesus Pinero (New London, CT)

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A 29-year-old man was killed in a shooting in New London and police are looking for the shooter.

The victim was found at 9:02 p.m. in the street at Connecticut Avenue and Prest Street, suffering from gunshot wounds and was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11 p.m.

He has been identified as Jesus Pinero, whose last known address was in Norwich.

Keith Ramel Delvalle has been arrested and charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm and commission of felony with a firearm.

New London — A 29-year-old man who was shot and killed Thursday night in the area of Connecticut Avenue and Prest Street died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and extremities, according to a spokeswoman at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Fatal-Shooting-in-New-London-221790951.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Arrest-Suspect-in-Fatal-New-London-Shooting-246238861.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23296450/police-identify-man-shot-killed-in-new-london

http://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/funeral-service-for-shooting-victim-to-be-held-thursday

http://www.theday.com/article/20130829/NWS04/130829581

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theday/obituary.aspx?pid=166720323

Killed – Marquise Harris (New Haven, CT)

Marquise Harris

New Haven Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old city man.

Police received several 911 calls to report gunshots at 127 Clay Street around midnight and found Marquis Harris, of Norton Street, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Harris was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:41 a.m. on Monday.
Police believe that Harris was shot in the backyard of a Clay Street home and part of the road is closed as investigators search for evidence.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/New-Haven-Investigating-Murder-221138011.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23252972/22-year-old-shot-killed-in-new-haven

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130826/new-haven-man-22-killed-by-gunshot-to-the-head

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1ERC8kKdrOIv0hsmT3hVyfa2CbSHlVjWl6rkz3mtP#rows:id=1

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20130826/News/308269902

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=166786471

http://www.tributes.com/show/Marquise-D.-Harris-96359766

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Janice Lesko (Coventry, CT)

Janice Lesko

COVENTRY — Autopsy results show that a Coventry man fatally shot his wife over the weekend before turning the gun on himself.

Janice Lesko died of a shotgun wound to the chest, a homicide, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner’s office said Tuesday morning. Gregory Pawloski died of a suicide after he shot himself in the head, she said.

Police found their bodies inside 6 Stage Road about 1 a.m. Saturday after being called to the house Friday night.

Lesko was 47; Pawloski was 45.

Coventry police were called to the house, at the corner of Grant Hill Road, just after 10 p.m. Friday for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm, said state police Lt. J. Paul Vance. Officers established a perimeter around the home and tried to contact the occupants but were not successful.

Neighbors said they were awakened late Friday to the sound of a police officer using a megaphone to ask the occupants inside 6 Stage Road to call emergency-911. A regional tactical team was then called to the scene.

A preliminary investigation by the state police Eastern District Major Crime Scene Squad had shown that the deaths appeared to be the result of a murder-suicide involving a gun, Vance said.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-27/community/hc-coventry-investigation-0825-20130824_1_medical-examiner-grant-hill-road-discount-furniture

http://foxct.com/2013/09/05/court-documents-shooter-in-coventry-murder-suicide-had-history-of-domestic-violence/

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23260972/coventry-police-continue-to-investigate-murdersuicide

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Daughter-of-Murder-Suicide-Perpetrator-Speaks-Out-272346291.html

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/08/25/apparent-murder-suicide-victims-identified/

http://www.foxwilmington.com/story/26345835/teen-calls-dcf-ineffective-calls-on-gov-to-act-following-murder-suicide

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=166640296

http://hosting-1488.tributes.com/show/Janice-Marie-Lesko-96329740

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Gregory Pawloski (Coventry, CT)

Gregory Pawloski

COVENTRY — Autopsy results show that a Coventry man fatally shot his wife over the weekend before turning the gun on himself.

Janice Lesko died of a shotgun wound to the chest, a homicide, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner’s office said Tuesday morning. Gregory Pawloski died of a suicide after he shot himself in the head, she said.

Police found their bodies inside 6 Stage Road about 1 a.m. Saturday after being called to the house Friday night.

Lesko was 47; Pawloski was 45.

Coventry police were called to the house, at the corner of Grant Hill Road, just after 10 p.m. Friday for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm, said state police Lt. J. Paul Vance. Officers established a perimeter around the home and tried to contact the occupants but were not successful.

Neighbors said they were awakened late Friday to the sound of a police officer using a megaphone to ask the occupants inside 6 Stage Road to call emergency-911. A regional tactical team was then called to the scene.

A preliminary investigation by the state police Eastern District Major Crime Scene Squad had shown that the deaths appeared to be the result of a murder-suicide involving a gun, Vance said.

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-27/community/hc-coventry-investigation-0825-20130824_1_medical-examiner-grant-hill-road-discount-furniture

http://foxct.com/2013/09/05/court-documents-shooter-in-coventry-murder-suicide-had-history-of-domestic-violence/

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23260972/coventry-police-continue-to-investigate-murdersuicide

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Daughter-of-Murder-Suicide-Perpetrator-Speaks-Out-272346291.html

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/08/25/apparent-murder-suicide-victims-identified/

http://www.foxwilmington.com/story/26345835/teen-calls-dcf-ineffective-calls-on-gov-to-act-following-murder-suicide

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=166640296

http://hosting-1488.tributes.com/show/Janice-Marie-Lesko-96329740

Killed – Devante Jackson (New Haven, CT)

Devante Jackson1

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a high school student in New Haven on Thursday night.

Devaante Jackson, 18, of West Haven, was shot while he was standing on the sidewalk at Rosette and Hurlburt streets just after 8 p.m., .according to authorities.

Jackson was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before midnight.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teen-Shot-in-New-Haven-219860421.html

http://newhavenhomicides.blogspot.com/

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131002/new-haven-man-arrested-in-august-slaying-of-west-haven-man/1

http://www.nhregister.com/20130815/west-haven-man-18-dies-in-new-haven-drive-by-shooting

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/New-Haven-Police-Arrest-Murder-Supsect-226173391.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?pid=166588982

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Hartford, CT)

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Two people were shot near Farmington and Evergreen avenues in the West End just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

One victim, Jerome Copeland, 22, has died, police said.

Evelyn Dukes said Copeland was a dad.

“He was a young father, struggling, trying to make ends meet,” she said. “But nobody deserves to get killed like that.”

The second victim’s condition is unknown, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Demetry McLean, 22, will be charged in the Aug. 14 murder of Jerome Copeland, who was shot to death at the corner of Farmington and Evergreen avenues in the city’s West End. Authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest on Thursday.

(CBS Connecticut) — Hartford police have identified a suspect in a shooting on Evergreen Avenue last summer, but they say he may have fled the state or the country.   They have an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Demetry McLean, wanted in the shootings of Jerome Copeland and Rasheed Sterling — both 22 —  who were found suffering multiple gunshot wounds outside number 48 Evergreen last August 14.  Both had suffered numerous gunshot wounds, and Copeland later died of his injuries.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Second-Deadly-Shooting-in-Less-219711661.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23142501/violence-continues-in-hartford-3-killed-5-shot

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-15/community/hc-hartford-body-in-car-0815-20130814_1_rovella-evergreen-avenue-police-chief-james-c

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Hartford-Police-Search-for-Suspect-in-August-Murder-264776381.html

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2014/06/26/police-shooting-suspect-may-have-fled-country/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=166664049

http://howardkhill.tributes.com/show/A.C.-Jerome-Jemison-Copeland-96328013

Double Shooting – Killed – Jerome Copeland (Hartford, CT)

Jerome Copeland

Two people were shot near Farmington and Evergreen avenues in the West End just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

One victim, Jerome Copeland, 22, has died, police said.

Evelyn Dukes said Copeland was a dad.

“He was a young father, struggling, trying to make ends meet,” she said. “But nobody deserves to get killed like that.”

The second victim’s condition is unknown, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Demetry McLean, 22, will be charged in the Aug. 14 murder of Jerome Copeland, who was shot to death at the corner of Farmington and Evergreen avenues in the city’s West End. Authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest on Thursday.

(CBS Connecticut) — Hartford police have identified a suspect in a shooting on Evergreen Avenue last summer, but they say he may have fled the state or the country.   They have an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Demetry McLean, wanted in the shootings of Jerome Copeland and Rasheed Sterling — both 22 —  who were found suffering multiple gunshot wounds outside number 48 Evergreen last August 14.  Both had suffered numerous gunshot wounds, and Copeland later died of his injuries.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Second-Deadly-Shooting-in-Less-219711661.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23142501/violence-continues-in-hartford-3-killed-5-shot

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-15/community/hc-hartford-body-in-car-0815-20130814_1_rovella-evergreen-avenue-police-chief-james-c

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Hartford-Police-Search-for-Suspect-in-August-Murder-264776381.html

Police: Shooting Suspect May Have Fled Country

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=166664049

http://howardkhill.tributes.com/show/A.C.-Jerome-Jemison-Copeland-96328013

Killed – Steven Riley (Hartford, CT)

Steven Riley

Police have identified the man found dead in a car on Wednesday at Harrison Place in Hartford.

Steven Riley, 26, was found shot to death in a running car around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The car could have been running for most of the day, and the body was there for hours, according to police.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Respond-to-Crime-Scene-in-Hartford-219638111.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23139368/police-investigate-incident-in-hartford

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Second-Deadly-Shooting-in-Less-219711661.html

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-15/community/hc-hartford-body-in-car-0815-20130814_1_rovella-evergreen-avenue-police-chief-james-c

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=steven-riley&pid=166558916&

Killed – Valentine Santos (Hartford, CT)

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Hartford police have acknowledged that they might have missed a gunshot victim when they initially responded to reports of gunfire near Linnmore Street last night.

Police found nothing last night, but neighbors discovered a bullet-riddled body in a yard at 321 Linnmoore Street this morning.

The victim has been identified as Valentine Santos, 21, of Vernon. Santos died from gunshot wounds to the torso and extremeties, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Now investigators are saying the victim might have been overlooked at first pass.

Neighbors said they heard gunshots last night and called police around 10:30 p.m.

Brenda Oquendo, of Hartford, is one such neighbor.

“I heard seven to 10 shots like 10:30 in the night,” Osquendo said.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Body-Found-in-Hartford-219386851.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Second-Deadly-Shooting-in-Less-219711661.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23142501/violence-continues-in-hartford-3-killed-5-shot

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-15/community/hc-hartford-body-in-car-0815-20130814_1_rovella-evergreen-avenue-police-chief-james-c

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/23160246/neighbors-upset-after-reporting-shooting-in-hartford

http://foxct.com/2013/08/14/hartford-police-investigate-multiple-shootings/

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23160246/neighbors-upset-after-reporting-shooting-in-hartford

Killed – Torrance Dawkins (New Haven, CT)

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NEW HAVEN >>A 22-year-old Waterbury man celebrating his birthday was shot and killed at the Cheetah Club early Sunday.

Torrance Dawkins was shot inside the club around 1:30 a.m., according to police. Officer Brian McDermott and Sgt. Jason Weted were patrolling the parking lot adjacent to the club, located at 169 East Street when they heard a single gunshot.

Patrons began running outside of the club as officers rushed in.

Police found Dawkins shot inside the club. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.nhregister.com/20130811/waterbury-man-fatally-shot-at-new-haven-nightclub-was-celebrating-his-22nd-birthday

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-12/community/hc-new-haven-homicide-0812-20130811_1_gunshot-wound-waterbury-man-fatal-nightclub-shooting

http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20131111/waterbury-family-rally-keeps-focus-on-new-haven-homicide

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20131111/waterbury-family-rally-keeps-focus-on-new-haven-homicide

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Birthday-Party-Turns-Fatal-in-New-Haven-219167491.html

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2013/08/30/summer-ends-in-slew-of-homicides/

http://rep-am.com/articles/2013/08/15/obituaries/743731.txt

 

Killed – Brian Simpe (Hartford, CT)

Brian Simpe

Police have identified a man killed outside Up or On the Rocks as 19-year-old Brian Simpe of Manchester.

Simpe was shot once outside the popular club and died at an area hospital a short time later.

Police said Simpe was transported to Saint Francis Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:22 a.m.

Witnesses to the shooting tell Eyewitness News that a scuffle broke out in the parking lot prior to the shooting.

Hartford police told Eyewitness News they have a lot of strong leads in an early Sunday morning shooting outside a popular Hartford nightclub that became the Capitol City’s 13th homicide of the year.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23040276/teen-killed-outside-popular-nightclub

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23255811/man-accused-in-up-or-on-the-rocks-killing-arrested-on-disney-vacation

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/-Vigil-Held-for-Teen-Shot-Outside-Hartford-Nightclub-218782461.html

http://articles.courant.com/2013-09-05/community/hc-hartford-club-murder-arrest-1-0906-20130905_1_hartford-slaying-manchester-man-rovella

http://articles.courant.com/2013-08-26/community/hc-hartford-murder-arrest-0827-20130827_1_your-town-news-east-hartford-task-force

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23044824/manchester-teen-shot-killed-outside-up-or-on-the-rocks

http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-01/community/hc-bar-shooting-hearing-1002-2-20131001_1_mike-cruz-brian-simpe-gunshot

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Brian-Simpe&lc=2222&pid=166288983&mid=5625261

Killed – Edmond Johnson Jr. (Hartford, CT)

Edmond Johnson

HARTFORD — A 38-year-old man arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting last summer had an ongoing dispute with the victim, according to court documents.

 

Brown is accused of shooting 30-year-old Edmond Johnson Jr. on Albany Avenue in the early hours of July 27. Johnson was found lying on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

 

According to a warrant for Brown’s arrest, witnesses told police that Johnson was walking alone on the street when Brown and his brother, Tremaine Jackson, approached him.

The three argued, then Brown pulled out a gun and fired several shots, the warrant states.

The victim, Edmond J. Johnson Jr., was shot multiple times in the chest on July 27 in the area of 717 Albany Ave.

Police dispatched to the shooting around 2 a.m. found Johnson lying on the ground. He was rushed to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he died of his injuries after a few hours.

http://articles.courant.com/2014-02-28/community/hc-hartford-fugitive-arraignment-0301-20140228_1_your-town-news-hartford-shooter-ongoing-dispute

http://articles.courant.com/2014-02-27/news/hc-hartford-homicide-warrant-0228-20140227_1_july-homicide-suspect-thursday-morning

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Seek-Suspect-in-Hartford-Homicide-247543681.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24848301/hartford-police-arrest-murder-suspect

http://howardkhill.tributes.com/show/Edmond-John-Johnson-96235509

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=edmond-j-johnson&pid=166383109&

Killed – Pablo Aquino (Bridgeport, CT)

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BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport police have named a suspect in a deadly Bridgeport shooting Wednesday night.

Authorities say 36-year-old Jose Miguel Torres shot his neighbor, 27-year-old Pablo Aquino outside his home on Pixlee Place at around 6 p.m.

Aquino was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Police say Torres took off and is considered armed and dangerous.

Aquino’s friends say he battled cancer for years and just recently went into remission. They say he was a happy, funny and loving person who always had a smile on his face.

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/bridgeport-police-name-jose-miguel-torres-as-suspect-in-murder-of-pablo-aquino-1.5764993

http://www.wfsb.com/story/22927410/police-searching-for-suspect-in-bridgeport-homicide

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bridgeport-Murder-Suspect-Arrested-in-NY-248416861.html

http://www.tributes.com/show/Pablo-A.-Aquino-96278094

http://blog.ctnews.com/insight/2014/07/26/memorial-for-pablo-aquino/

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Homicide-victim-remembered-shooter-sought-4686183.php

Killed – Kevin Pannell (New Fairfield, CT)

Kevin Pannell

NEW FAIRFIELD — A young New Fairfield man is dead after the handgun he was showing to a friend accidentally discharged, State Police said.

The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Mobil gas station on Route 37, according to state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.

Vance said the victim, who he declined to name but who numerous sources identified as Kevin Pannell, 21, was showing the handgun to a friend when it went off.

Vance said the weapon has been examined by investigators and the discharge appears to have been an accident. The victim owned the weapon, and it was legally registered, Vance said.

http://www.newstimes.com/policereports/article/Accidental-shot-kills-New-Fairfield-man-4678137.php

http://www.newstimes.com/policereports/article/State-police-wrap-up-probe-of-fatal-shooting-4680467.php

http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/archive/38278-young-new-fairfield-man-dies-after-accidental-handgun-misfire

http://www.cornellmemorial.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/641920/obit/Kevin-Pannell

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?pid=165986453

http://www.tributes.com/show/Kevin-C.-Pannell-96157258

Killed – Kiaunte Ware (Bridgeport, CT)

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BRIDGEPORT — The man shot to death Wednesday morning while sitting in a car on the East Side was 32-year-old Bridgeport resident Kiaunte Ware, city police spokesman William Kaempffer said.

Ware was sitting in the driver’s seat of a rented Hyundai on 6th Street between Connecticut and Stratford avenues when he was shot multiple times, Kaempffer said.

After a report of shots fired at 7:30 a.m., officers found Ware with gunshot wounds. He was removed from the vehicle by emergency medical personnel and taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Kaempffer said.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Police-identify-homicide-victim-4669829.php

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Suspect-arrested-in-Bridgeport-homicide-4695136.php

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/kiaunte-ware-of-bridgeport-killed-after-being-shot-multiple-times-inside-car-1.5709090

http://connecticut.news12.com/news/dennis-salmond-arrested-in-murder-of-kiaunte-ware-in-bridgeport-1.5796426

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Police-Investigate-7th-Homicide-of-Year-in-Bridgeport–215827491.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/22862344/police-identify-man-shot-and-killed-in-bridgeport