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10/18/2020 - 10/18/20-Homicide - Goodrich Street - John Ratliff

Date: October 18, 2020

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 20-141

On October 17, 2020 at approximately 8:45p.m. Hamden Police responded to the 300 block of Goodrich Street on the report of “shots fired.” A concerned citizen reported that he had heard “10 shots.”
Upon arrival officers located 2 gunshot victims. John Ratliff, 28, of Hamden was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. A second victim, a 23 year-old Hamden resident, was shot in the arm. Hamden Fire Rescue responded and rendered medical assistance. Both victims were immediately transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Shortly thereafter, Ratliff was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shawn Nutcher of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 287-4812.

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