East Hartford Man Dies After Shooting in Springfield

A 38-year-old East Hartford man has died after he was shot in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Sunday, according to police.

Police said Demarcus Johnson, 38, of Deborah Drive in East Hartford, died of his injuries Tuesday.

He was shot at the intersection of Overlook Drive and Island Pond Road in Springfield early Sunday morning. Police arrived to find him lying on the ground next to a tan 2006 Cadillac sedan with Connecticut plates.

Johnson was rushed to the intensive care unit of a local hospital and later died, according to police.

A bystander called 911 after spotting Johnson and told police he initially thought Johnson had pulled over to fix his car, according to police.

Detectives are working to retrace the victim's steps before the shooting and continue to investigate the incident.

Police said they do not consider the shooting a random crime.

Springfield police ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355.

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