Police Charge 2nd Teen in New Haven Homicide

Monday, Jan 28, 2013  |  Updated 10:13 AM EDT
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Police Charge 2nd Teen in New Haven Homicide

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New Haven Police arrested a second 17-year-old boy in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old man on Wednesday, as well as possession of multiple weapons. 

Investigators said Lonni Star, 29, of New Haven, was shot once inside his car at the intersection of Level and Lodge streets.

His friend was in the passenger seat, got behind the wheel, drove to get help and ended up at the Dunkin Donuts at 295 Blake St., where she called 911, according to police.

Star was being taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and died of the way to the hospital.

New Haven Police said they brought in 50 to 60 extra local and state police, as well as federal task force officers to work on the case through the night. Several tips led police to the first teen's home, where detectives found a handgun believed to have been used in the crime.

Late Sunday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy approached officers and said he heard that police were looking for him in connection with the murder and robbery, police said.

He was charged with felony murder, conspiracy to commit felony murder, carrying a dangerous weapon, robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, larceny in the second degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree.

The teens' names are not being released because he is a juvenile. Police have not released any information about a possible motive.

Star was the second homicide victim of the year in New Haven.

Abdul Rawas, 55, was killed during a robbery at Orchard Market on Orchard Street in New Haven the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 22. Police do not have any suspects.

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