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Police Seize Drugs From Home Near Fatal Shooting

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    Police Seize Drugs From Home Near Fatal Shooting

    Police seized thousands of grams of marijuana and hundreds of grams of raw heroin from a New Park Avenue home in Hartford near where a man was shot dead on Thursday. That marks the 16th homicide the capital city has had this year.

    Daniel Sampel, 32, of Hartford, was shot several times at 371 New Park Road and later died. Police found 10,531 grams of marijuana and 428.4 grams of heroin, as well as packaging materials, in a neighboring home on the second floor of a multi-family home at 359 New Park Ave.

    Police responded to 371 New Park Avenue in Hartford on Thursday to investigate a report of a serious assault with a firearm and found Sampel on the ground. EMS and transported him to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:02 p.m.

    Hartford police returned Friday to execute a search and seizure warrant on the second floor of a neighboring address at 359 New Park Road. The search happened without incident.

    It's unclear why police were searching the neighboring address.

    The major crimes unit responded and took over the investigation.The office of the chief state's attorney, crime scene division and V.I.N. are also assisting.

    The case remains under investigation and no arrests have been made at this time.