Police ID Man Shot, Killed in East Hartford

A homicide investigation is underway in East Hartford after a man was shot and killed on Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired outside in a parking lot near Elm and Olmstead streets around 7:20 a.m.

When police arrived, they said they found an adult man, later identified as 35-year-old William Gonzalez, of East Hartford, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

CPR was performed and Gonzalez was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

Investigators said they believe a suspect, described as a man who is 6 feet tall, fled the area in a dark blue or black vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact East Hartford Police at (860) 291-7640 or use the anonymous tip line at (860) 289-9134.

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