Man Shot and Killed in New London

A 29-year-old New London man who was shot on a porch in New London late Thursday night is dead and police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Police were responding to Connecticut Avenue, near Grand Street, at 10:56 p.m. after receiving a report of several gunshots when 911 calls started coming into report a man was down in the same area.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Gilberto Olivencia, 29, on a porch on Grand Street and said he appeared to have been shot.

His last known address was in New London.

An ambulance took the man to the hospital and he was pronounced dead at 12:43 a.m. on Friday.

Detectives from the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad, inspectors from the New London County States Attorney's Office and detectives from the New London Police Department are investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the New London Police Detective Division at (860)447-1481 or by submitting an anonymous tip to the Tip411 text a tip hotline.

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