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8/8/2021 - 8/8/21-Homicide - 27 Year-Old Victim - Goodrich Street and Butler Street


Date: August 8, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-106

On August 8, 2021, at approximately 12:10a.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Goodrich Street and Butler Street on the report of a “gunshot victim.”

Upon arrival, officers ascertained that a 27-year-old New Haven resident had been shot multiple times in the back. Hamden Fire Rescue rendered medical assistance. The victim was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was pronounced deceased nearly four hours later.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was engaged in a “heated” verbal discussion, prior to being shot. That after the victim had fallen to the ground, he was shot several more times.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mark Sheppard of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4047.


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