The 34-year-old man who died after being shot in the back and crashing into a fence in Hartford early Thursday morning might have been a driver for the ride-sharing service, Lyft, police said, and they are looking into the possibility that he was shot while providing service.
Shotspotter detected six rounds on Brookfield Street at 2:42 a.m. and the victim, 34-year-old Miguel Perez, of Hartford, crashed around a block and a half away, at 19 Hamilton St., according to police.
Police said Perez was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was and pronounced dead.
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It appears Perez was targeted, according to police.