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3rd Suspect Charged in Fatal 2017 Shooting of Conn. Teen

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    3rd Suspect Charged in Fatal 2017 Shooting of Conn. Teen
    Bennett Coleman (inset) faces a felony murder charge in the 2017 shooting death of 18-year-old Leeandre Benton.

    Hamden police have made a third arrest in a fatal November 2017 shooting of a teen on Dudley Street.

    Eighteen-year-old Leeandre Benton, of Hamden, was found shot multiple times on Dudley Street, near the Farmington Canal Trail, on Nov. 13, 2017. He died of his injuries two days later.

    Police arrested 21-year-old Bennett Coleman at Meriden Superior Court Tuesday. Coleman is charged with felony murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was held on a $2.5 million bond.

    Investigators previously arrested 22-year-old Robert Moye, of New Haven, and an 18-year-old from New Haven.

    The second suspect, who was 17 at the time of the murder, was not publicly identified.