Police Identify Hartford Shooting Victim

By Jessie Sawyer and Jeff Valin
|  Monday, Jul 14, 2014  |  Updated 6:56 AM EDT
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Police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in Hartford Saturday morning.The incident happened on Auburn Street near the Westland Street intersection in the north end of the capital city.

Police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in Hartford Saturday morning.The incident happened on Auburn Street near the Westland Street intersection in the north end of the capital city.

Police have identified Hartford resident Tyshawn Crawford, 28, as the man shot and killed in Hartford on Saturday.

Hartford police responded to 20 Auburn Street near the Westland Street intersection in the north end of the capital city on July 12 at 4:55 a.m. People in the area called police to report hearing gun shots and Hartford Police Department's ShotSpotter, a system used to detect shots fired in the city, confirmed gunshots in the neighborhood.

Police found Crawford with a gunshot wound in the area of his upper torso and neck and an ambulance took him to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, police said. Staff treated him, but he died of his injuries at 5:30 a.m.

Police said that Crawford had 15 local arrests on his record, but no known gang affiliation. Polic continue to investigate.

A neighbor heard about a half dozen gunshots but didn't see what transpired, the person told NBC Connecticut. Neighbors said that there is a lot of fighting in the area.

Police said that the man killed was in his 20s and that he was shot at least once in his torso. His identity has not been released at this time pending next of kin notification.

Hartford police ask anyone with information to contact Sergeant Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089 or leave an anonymous tip

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