Police Identify Man Shot and Killed on Adams Street in Hartford

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    Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed on Adams Street in Hartford Tuesday night. (Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

    Police have identified the man shot and killed near 153 Adams Street in Hartford Tuesday night as 33-year-old Jose Torres, of Douglas Street.

    Torres was shot once in the chest at close range during an outdoor barbecue around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police believe other guests may have witnessed the shooting.

    He was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital. It's the city's seventh homicide of the year.

    Hartford Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating. It's not clear if police have identified a suspect.

    Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting is urged to call Hartford Police Sgt. Brandon O'Brien at 860-750-4089.

    A young Hartford mother was shot in the head and arm on Adams Street earlier this year.