Police Search for Waterbury Murder Suspect

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    Waterbury Police Department
    Ismail Abdus-Sabur is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Waterbury.

    Police are searching for the New York City man accused of shooting and killing a Waterbury resident Friday night in the city's first homicide of 2014.

    Ismail Abdus-Sabur, 34, is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Kareem Morey. Police said Morey was shot and killed after he and his sons, ages 19 and 21, confronted Abdus-Sabur and a group of men around 10:30 p.m. Friday at 17 Chestnut Avenue in Waterbury.

    Police believe Abdus-Sabur shot Morey once in the upper chest, then fled the state. It’s not clear why Abdus-Sabur was in Connecticut, but police say he’s facing multiple felony drug convictions in New York.

    Morey died of his injuries Saturday morning at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

    Waterbury police are working with the U.S. Marshals to track down Abdus-Sabur and serve and arrest warrant obtained today.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterbury police.