New Haven Homicide Victim Was Shot in Back of Head

homicide on May Street in New Haven 1200

A 22-year-old New Haven man who was shot the back of the head early Thursday morning has died and police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the homicide.

Firefighters and EMTs responded to 26 May St. at 1:13 a.m. after receiving a medical call about a man who was down on the sidewalk. Once they arrived, they realized he’d been s shot once in the back of his head.

Police identified the victim as Robert Richardson, 22, of New Haven.

An ambulance rushed him to Yale–New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m.

Police are investigating and said they have limited information other than that an SUV was seen leaving the area with its headlights off.

Detectives from the forensic and major crimes divisions are searching for witnesses and evidence.

Anyone who has information about the homicide should call detectives at 203-946-6304. You can remain anonymous.

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