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11/20/2017 - 11/15/17- Homicide Investigation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2017
Captain Ronald Smith
On November 13th at approximately 4:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to Dudley Street on the report of a shooting.
Moments later, officers found Leeandre Benton, 18, of Hamden, lying near the Farmington Canal Trail. Benton had been shot multiple times. Benton was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Benton succumbed to his injuries this morning.
The Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit are conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jomo Crawford of the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (203) 230-4040.