Community to Mourn Father Killed in Hartford's 18th Homicide

The community will come together to mourn the death of a 34-year-old father shot and killed in Hartford early Saturday morning.

The vigil will be at 13 Elliot Street, where Jonathan Whaley, 34, was shot multiple times and killed in the city's 18th homicide of the year, according to Mothers United Against Violence. He died of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Farmington.

Whaley was the father of seven children, according to Mothers United Against Violence.

Police were called to 13 Elliott St. around 2 a.m. Saturday morning after an argument and a shooting occurred outside of that residence. They found Whaley suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the lower torso. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A second victim, who has not been identified, suffered a minor head injury.

Whaley's friends remembered him as a kind and generous person. 

"He was a wonderful person," said Rhonda Koromanian, who has known Whaley for years. "He would give you the shirt off his back if he could."

The vigil is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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