18-Year-Old Shot & Killed in New Haven

Friday, Aug 16, 2013  |  Updated 7:17 AM EDT
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Teen Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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Devaante Jackson, 18, was killed in a drive-by shooting in New Haven.

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Teen Killed in Drive-By Shooting

Devaante Jackson, 18, was shot on the sidewalk near Rosette and Hurlburt streets in New Haven.
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Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a high school student in New Haven on Thursday night.

Devaante Jackson, 18, of West Haven, was shot while he was standing on the sidewalk at Rosette and Hurlburt streets just after 8 p.m., .according to authorities.

Jackson was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before midnight.

"I don't understand who would do this to him -- what happened," said Dominique Aiken, a friend of Jackson's. "He's real good. I never knew he had any problems with anybody because he always (got) along with everybody."

Jackson's friends said he went Wilbur Cross High School and insist that he was standing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A small memorial now marks the site of the fatal shooting.

Police are looking for the vehicle involved in the shooting and said it is possible the shooter was in a white Chrysler 300 with chrome wheel rims, tinted windows and a sunroof.

Police said detectives are following strong leads, but ask anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the shooting is urged to call New Haven Police at 203-946-6304 or 203-946-6316. Calls can be made anonymously.

This was the 12th homicide of the year in New Haven.

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