Police ID Man Shot, Killed in Waterbury

Police said they are looking for the person who shot him.

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A 26-year-old man was shot and killed in Waterbury Thursday night and police are working to identify a suspect.

Officers were called to Circular Avenue at 7:30 p.m. to investigate a report of gunshots and found 26-year-old Denroy Robinson with gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries, according to police.

Police said investigators believe this was an isolated incident and a disturbance between two people who knew each other escalated and Robinson was shot several times.

NBC Connecticut spoke to a neighbor who was home at the time of the shooting.

“I just heard the shots and I thought they were fireworks at first because nothing like that ever happens in this neighborhood. So I just ended up running over and seeing and saw a gentleman laying in the lawn," said Jamie Sharkey of Waterbury.

That's when Sharkey said he and a woman jumped in and started performing CPR on the man. They did that for several minutes before an ambulance arrived.

Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941. You can also contact Crimes Stoppers at 203-755-1234.

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