New Haven Police Investigate Homicide


New Haven, Connecticut, police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred Friday night.

Police say they were called to the intersection of Orange and Eld Streets around 9:05 p.m. by a woman who said the passenger in her car was suffering from a gunshot wound. After a brief search, police discovered a white Honda parked on State Street between Eld and Bradley Streets.

The male victim, identified as Brent Bennett, 25, of West Haven, was suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. EMTs transported the victim to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m.

Policebelieve the crime occured at an apartment on Walnut Street, about six blocks from where the victim was found.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or who may have information is asked to call detectives at (203) 946 6304. Calls may be made anonymously.

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