Police ID Man Shot and Killed in Hartford

A 26-year-old Hartford man is dead after a shooting at a Hartford housing complex Wednesday night.

Police responded to 2441 Main St. around 9:15 p.m. after Shotspotter and 911 callers alerted police to shots fired in the area. As officers responded to the scene, they were directed next door to 45 Alan Green Way, where they found Stephen Payne in a second-floor unit.

He'd been shot several times in the torso, according to police. Paramedics tried to revive Payne, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:34 p.m.

"The victim did have two different identifications on him, which is problematic for our officers, so we're going to wait for fingerprints to come back," Deputy Chief Brian Foley said before the identification was made.

Police said it appears there were shots fired inside and outside of the building.

"Shotspotter told us there were three shots outside. We have a lot more shell casings than that at this point," Foley said.

Payne was a resident of 45 Alan Green Way, according to police.

Major Crimes detectives are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call Hartford Police.

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