Man Killed in New Haven Deli Shooting

Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 10:31 PM EDT
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Man Killed in New Haven Deli Shooting

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Police are investigating a homicide at the Super Deli 7 on Chapel Street Friday night.

According to authorities, 26-year-old Richard Eichler, of New Haven, was found shot inside the deli.

Investigators said there was a dispute between Eichler and another man on Chapel Street.  The shooter then followed the victim into the deli and shot him.

Eichler was taken to the St. Raphael's campus of Yale-New Haven hospital by a private car and pronounced dead a short time later, police said. 

Police describe the suspect as a short black man wearing dark purple pants and a blue sweater.

Anyone with information is urged to contact New Haven Police at 203-946-6304 or 203-946-6316. Calls may be made anonymously.

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