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30-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed On Street 30-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed On Street
30-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed On Street Police in Connecticut are investigating following a shooting on a city street that left a 30-year-old man dead. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the area of 69 Washington St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, where the victim had been transported by a private vehicle. The victim was identified as Roberto Baez of Waterbury, Bessette said. Baez later died from his injuries. Bessette said officers located evidence of shots fired in the area outsi…
Man Critical After CT Shooting On Neighborhood Street Man Critical After CT Shooting On Neighborhood Street
Man Critical After CT Shooting On Neighborhood Street Police in Connecticut are investigating after a man was found shot and is suffering from life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on a neighborhood street at 65 Angel Drive in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to the report of a shooting and located a 52-year-old man. The victim, who has not been identified, was rushed to the hospital where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, Bessette said. This incident remains under investigation.  Anyone with i…
4 Shot Outside CT Apartments During Dispute, 1 Critical 4 Shot Outside CT Apartments During Dispute, 1 Critical
4 Shot Outside CT Apartments During Dispute, 1 Critical Four men were found shot outside a Connecticut apartment building following a dispute between the group. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7 p.m. on Wednesday at 50 Mitchell Ave., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the four were found shot by responding officers on a report of shots fired. Two of the victims, ages 19 and 25, were treated at the hospital and released. A third 19-year-old remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Bessette said. A fourth 21-year-old victim is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries…
Body Found Floating In Mad River In CT Body Found Floating In Mad River In CT
Body Found Floating In Mad River In CT An investigation is underway after a body was found floating in a Connecticut river. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:10 a.m., Friday, April 26, near 135 East Liberty Street in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the waters of the Mad River and confirmed to be dead. Police did not reveal if the person found was a man or a woman. Anyone with information is requested to contact the WPD Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (203) 755-1234.  This is a developing story. Che…
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Body Found Floating In CT Pond
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Police are investigating after a body was found floating in a Connecticut pond. The discovery was made in New Haven County on Cooke Street at Fulton Park around 8 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the pond and confirmed to be dead.  The identity of the person has not yet been released. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a …
ID Released For  26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving CT Courthouse ID Released For  26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving CT Courthouse
ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving CT Courthouse Police have identified a Connecticut man who was shot and killed following a court proceeding and was leaving the courthouse. Related: 26-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse The 26-year-old was killed in New Haven County around 11:45 a.m. on. Thursday, March 21 outside of the Superior Court House in Waterbury at 400 Grand St.  According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the victim, Jarron Chapman, of Waterbury, died from his injuries at the hospital. Bessette said a preliminary investigation confirmed that Chapman had attended court proceedings earli…
26-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed Leaving Courthouse 26-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed Leaving Courthouse
26-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed Leaving Courthouse A Connecticut man was shot and killed following a court proceeding and police believe he was shot as he was leaving the courthouse. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 21 outside of 400 Grand St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the victim, a 26-year-old Waterbury man, died from his injuries at the hospital.  Bessette said a preliminary investigation confirmed that the victim had attended court…
30-Year-Old CT Woman Found Dead Inside Residence 30-Year-Old CT Woman Found Dead Inside Residence
30-Year-Old CT Woman Found Dead Inside Residence Police in Connecticut are investigating after a 30-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment. The woman was found in New Haven County around 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14 on Grove Street, in Waterbury. Waterbury Police Lt. Ryan Bessette said the incident is currently being investigated as an untimely death.  Police have not released the name of the woman or other details. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a developing sto…
Remains Of Westchester Couple Found Scattered At Sites On Long Island Remains Of Westchester Couple Found Scattered At Sites On Long Island
Remains Of Westchester Couple Found Scattered At Sites On Long Island This story has been updated. Detectives investigating the deaths of two people from Westchester County whose severed remains were found at a Long Island park have found additional body parts at two more locations. Suffolk County Police said human remains were located in West Babylon, in a wooded area along Lakeway Drive near Troy Avenue, and at Bethpage State Park on Tuesday, March 5. Both scenes were processed by homicide detectives and members of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. The remains are believed to be those of the same victims whose severed limbs, including a woman’…
18-Year-Old CT Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him 18-Year-Old CT Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him
18-Year-Old CT Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Back Of Head, Killing Him A man who was shot in the back of the head allegedly by an 18-year-old Connecticut woman has died from his injuries. The incident began on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in New Haven County when police found a man shot in the back of the head when responding to a car crash behind Bertie's Restaurant in Waterbury. The man, identified as Keno Williams, age 38, of Waterbury, died on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from his injuries, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. After Williams was found in the car, investigators identified Angela Bodden-Mitchell, of Waterbury, as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant…
Man Found Dead Outside CT Home: Homicide Investigation Launched Man Found Dead Outside CT Home: Homicide Investigation Launched
Man Found Dead Outside CT Home: Homicide Investigation Launched Police in Connecticut have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in a residential area. The New Haven County incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 22 in the city of Waterbury. According to Waterbury Police, the adult man, whose age nor identity has been made public, was found shortly after 4:30 a.m. He was located outside of a home on First Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene. At first, his death was deemed untimely; later in the day, police announced that the situation had instead pivoted to be investigated as a homicide. No further details, including the man’…
22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On CT Roadway 22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On CT Roadway
22-Year-Old Man Found Shot Dead On CT Roadway Police in Connecticut are searching for a suspect after a 22-year-old man was found shot to death on a roadway. The incident took place in New Haven County on Sunday, Dec. 17 around 4:30 p.m. in Waterbury outside on Kenyon Street. When officers arrived, the unidentified victim was unresponsive and transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he later died, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating this incident.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the WPD Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anony…
Stamford Man Caught With Glock Following Crime Stoppers Tip, Police Say Stamford Man Caught With Glock Following Crime Stoppers Tip, Police Say
Stamford Man Caught With Glock Following Crime Stoppers Tip, Police Say A Stamford man was charged with criminal possession of a firearm after police received a tip from Crime Stoppers that he was in possession of an illegal firearm. Members of the department's Narcotics and Orange unit were able to use information in the tip to identify the man as John Carolos Ruis-Franco, age 18, said Stamford Assistant Chief of Police Richard Conklin. On Wednesday, March 29, Ruiz-Franco got into a domestic incident with his girlfriend in which he stole her phone and assaulted her, Conklin said. Conklin said the unit quickly completed an arrest warrant and submitted it to th…
Police ID 37-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death In Empty CT Apartment Police ID 37-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death In Empty CT Apartment
Police ID 37-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death In Empty CT Apartment Police in Connecticut are working to find a killer after a 37-year-old man was found shot to death in an empty apartment. The incident took place in New Haven County on Sunday, March 19 at 300 Hill St., in Waterbury. The victim, identified as John Rosario of Waterbury,  sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead shortly after police arrived on the scene at the multi-family apartment house, said Lt. Ryan Bessette. Waterbury Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating this incident. "There have been no arrests made and this appears to be an isolated inci…
Double Shooting: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Waterbury Double Shooting: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Waterbury
Double Shooting: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Waterbury Police in Connecticut are searching for the suspect in a double shooting that left one person dead and another injured. The incident took place in New Haven County around 5 a.m., Tuesday, March 7 at 100 Mark Lane in Waterbury. One of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene and the other victim was transported to a local hospital and is considered to be in stable condition, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. The suspect involved had left the scene prior to police arrival, Bessette said. "This is believed to be an isolated incident and all involved parties were k…
Cop Struck By Bullet Fired From Vehicle On I-84 Cop Struck By Bullet Fired From Vehicle On I-84
Cop Struck By Bullet Fired From Vehicle On I-84 A Connecticut undercover police officer was struck by a bullet while conducting a surveillance operation on Chase Parkway at the I-84 East entrance ramp, according to authorities. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 in Waterbury. Officers assigned to the Connecticut State Police Violent Crimes Task Force were conducting an undercover surveillance operation in the area when their vehicle was shot by a suspect or suspects in another unknown vehicle, which then fled from the site, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. …
13-Year-Old NY Girl Finds Razor Blade After Trading Halloween Candy, Police Say 13-Year-Old NY Girl Finds Razor Blade After Trading Halloween Candy, Police Say
13-Year-Old NY Girl Finds Razor Blade After Trading Halloween Candy, Police Say A 13-year-old New York girl discovered a blade in a chocolate bar after trading Halloween candy with friends, according to authorities. The Long Island resident made the discovery on Thursday, Nov. 3, according to Suffolk County Police. The girl traded candy with her classmates at PJ Gelinas Junior High School in East Setauket over the past few days before finding the blade in a mini 3Musketeers bar, according to police. The girl's mother immediately reported the incident to police just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The girl went out trick or treating on Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31 in the St…
Details Emerge After 2 Shot In Broad Daylight Outside NY Gubernatorial Candidate's Home Details Emerge After 2 Shot In Broad Daylight Outside NY Gubernatorial Candidate's Home
Details Emerge After 2 Shot In Broad Daylight Outside NY Gubernatorial Candidate's Home New details have emerged after two teenagers were injured in a broad-daylight shooting outside the home of New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, a US Congressman representing parts of Long Island. The incident happened around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Shirley. Three teenagers were walking on Saint George Drive West when a dark-colored vehicle went by and an occupant fired multiple gunshots through the vehicle’s window, Suffolk County Police said. Two 17-year-old boys were struck and attempted to hide in the yard of a residence on the str…
CT Shooting Leaves Man, 18, Dead, Cops Say CT Shooting Leaves Man, 18, Dead, Cops Say
CT Shooting Leaves Man, 18, Dead, Cops Say An 18-year-old Connecticut man was found shot to death on a city street. The incident took place in Waterbury just after midnight on Thursday, July 21 on Willow Street. The man was found when Waterbury Police officers responded to a complaint of shots fired in the area of Willow Street, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. During an investigation, officers located evidence of shots fired and a male victim who had sustained fatal gunshot wounds, Bessette said. The victim, of Waterbury, was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel, he added. Police have not…
CT Man Who Shot 2-Year-Old Boy Turns Himself In To Police CT Man Who Shot 2-Year-Old Boy Turns Himself In To Police
CT Man Who Shot 2-Year-Old Boy Turns Himself In To Police A man wanted for allegedly shooting a 2-year-old Connecticut boy while showing off his gun has turned himself in to police. New Haven County resident Kharis Samuels, age 20, of Waterbury, surrendered on Monday, June 27. Samuels fled on Tuesday, June 21, after shooting the boy while showing a gun to others in the Waterbury home, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. The family did not call 911 and instead brought the toddler to Waterbury Hospital around 1:35 p.m. The hospital notified police, and the child was then flown to Connecticut Children's hospital where he is listed in st…
2-Year-Old CT Boy Shot, Police Say 2-Year-Old CT Boy Shot, Police Say
2-Year-Old CT Boy Shot, Police Say A 2-year-old Connecticut boy has been shot and airlifted to a hospital. The incident took place in New Haven County in Waterbury around 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21. Waterbury officers responded to Waterbury Hospital after being notified by hospital staff that a juvenile gunshot victim had been brought into the emergency room, said Lt. Ryan Bessette. Officers identified the victim as a 2-year-old boy with a sustained gunshot wound, Bessette said. "At this time, the victim is considered to be in stable condition and is being transported by Life Star helicopter to CT Chil…
Man, Age 32, Killed In CT Shooting, Police Say Man, Age 32, Killed In CT Shooting, Police Say
Man, Age 32, Killed In CT Shooting, Police Say Police in Connecticut are investigating the shooting death of a 32-year-old man killed early on Mother's Day. The murder took place in New Haven County around 1:30 a.m., Sunday, May 8  in Waterbury in the area of 173 Willow St. When officers arrived to check out a complaint of shots fired, they found the man who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, said Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. The victim was transported by ambulance to Waterbury Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff shortly after 2 a.m., Bessette said. D…
CT Woman Found Dead After Assault Complaint, Police Say CT Woman Found Dead After Assault Complaint, Police Say
CT Woman Found Dead After Assault Complaint, Police Say A Connecticut woman was found dead after police responded to an assault complaint. The incident took place in New Haven County around 10:20 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Waterbury in the area of Willow Street at Roseland Avenue. Officers located a woman who had sustained visible injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene, said, Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. The investigation is active and further information is currently available, police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 2…
NY Mom Waited At Bar For Someone Before She Was Found Dead In Duffel Bag, New Report Says NY Mom Waited At Bar For Someone Before She Was Found Dead In Duffel Bag, New Report Says
NY Mom Waited At Bar For Someone Before She Was Found Dead In Duffel Bag, New Report Says Updated story: Suspect Left Evidence Behind At Home Of NY Mom Found Dead, Report Says A New York mom of two stabbed to death and then stuffed in a duffle bag near her home in Forest Hills, Queens reportedly waited at a bar for someone before she was killed. Orsolya Gaal went to Lincoln Center in the evening on Friday, April 15, sources told PIX11. After leaving, Gaal is said to have gone to the bar in her neighborhood to meet someone, the news channel reported. She reportedly spent about 45 minutes at the bar before leaving alone.  Gaal's body was found around 8 a.m., Saturday, A…
Two Woman Shot, One Killed In Connecticut Two Woman Shot, One Killed In Connecticut
Two Woman Shot, One Killed In Connecticut One Connecticut woman was shot and killed, and another wounded in an overnight incident. The incident took place in New Haven County around 2:15 a.m., Saturday, March 5 outside of 215 Hill St., in Waterbury. The women were found when officers responded to weapons complaints outside of a home, said Lieutenant Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police. One of the victims, a 35-year-old Waterbury, resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, Bessette said. The second victim, a 38-year-old Waterbury resident was transported to ST. Mary’s Hospital is currently considered to be …
ID Released For Man Found Shot To Death In Driveway Of CT Home, Police Say ID Released For Man Found Shot To Death In Driveway Of CT Home, Police Say
ID Released For Man Found Shot To Death In Driveway Of CT Home, Police Say Police have identified a man who was found shot to death in the driveway of a Connecticut home. New Haven County resident Timothy Hughes, age 39, was found around 11:35 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 10, when police responded to shots fired complaint in Waterbury in the area of Southview Street. Upon the officer’s arrival, Huges, of Waterbury, was located inside a vehicle in the driveway of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, said Sgt. Robert Davis of the Waterbury Police.  Medical assistance was administered by responding officers. Emergency medical personnel resp…
Alert Issued For 22-Year-Old NY Woman Who Went Missing While Traveling Alert Issued For 22-Year-Old NY Woman Who Went Missing While Traveling
Alert Issued For 22-Year-Old NY Woman Who Went Missing While Traveling Click here for an updated story:  Family Asks Public For Help In Nationwide Search For Missing 22-Year-Old NY Woman Authorities are asking the public's help in locating a 22-year-old New York woman who went missing while traveling. Long Island resident Gabrielle Petito, of Blue Point in Suffolk County, was traveling in a white, 2012 Ford Transit van with Florida license plate QFTG03 with a companion when she stopped communicating with friends and family, police said. Petito was reported missing to the Suffolk County Police Department by her family on Saturday, Sept. 11 just before 7 p…
Three Killed In Shooting Inside NY Residence Three Killed In Shooting Inside NY Residence
Three Killed In Shooting Inside NY Residence Police are investigating a shooting that killed three people inside a residence in New York. The incident happened on Long Island just after noontime on Friday, July 23 in Suffolk County. Officers responded to 132 Overlook Drive in Farmingville after a family member called 911 at 12:06 p.m., police said. Officers found Richard Castano, age 31, and Diamond Schick, age 24, both residents of the house, and Nyasia Knox, age 20, of Georgia, dead from gunshot wounds, police said. A baby was found inside the house, unharmed. The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is ask…
Know Them? Three Wanted For CT Library Vandalism Know Them? Three Wanted For CT Library Vandalism
Know Them? Three Wanted For CT Library Vandalism Police are asking the public for identifying three men who rode dirt bikes and ATVs on a library lawn in Connecticut, causing extensive damage. The incident was reported in New Haven County around 1:10 p.m., Wednesday, July 14 in Waterbury. Waterbury Police Department said officers responded to the Silas Bronson Library, located at 267 Grand St., on a criminal mischief complaint.  The callers reported that two ATV quads and one dirt bike were riding through Library Park damaging the lawn area, said Sgt. Robert Davis. When police arrived on the scene, all vehicles had l…
Police Searching For 'Armed & Dangerous' Second Suspect In Murder Of CT Man Police Searching For 'Armed & Dangerous' Second Suspect In Murder Of CT Man
Police Searching For 'Armed & Dangerous' Second Suspect In Murder Of CT Man Police investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old Connecticut man are asking the public for help locating a second suspect in the case. New Haven County's Devante Echols, of Waterbury, was found shot once in the head on Saturday, July 10 in Waterbury. Since his death, Waterbury Police have arrested one man but say an armed and dangerous second suspect is still on the run. The suspect has been identified as 54-year-old Bobby Cooke of Waterbury, said Sgt. Robert Davis. Cooke has been identified by Waterbury Police Department’s Major Crimes Division to have involvement …
Police ID CT Man Found Shot To Death On Street Police ID CT Man Found Shot To Death On Street
Police ID CT Man Found Shot To Death On Street Police have identified a Connecticut man who was found shot in the head on a city street following an argument between a group of people.  Davante Echols, age 24, was just before 8 p.m., Saturday, July 10 in the area of 19 Bronson St., in Waterbury, in New Haven County, said Sgt. Robert Davis. Echols, of Waterbury, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but died a short time later. Davis said that investigators have determined that an argument ensued between the victim and other parties in the area before …