27-Year-Old Man Killed in Hartford's First Homicide of 2020

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A 27-year-old man was killed in Hartford's first homicide of 2020 on Saturday.

According to police, officers were responding to a Shot Spotter activation on Martin Street around 1:30 a.m. when a car crash came into dispatch at Albany Avenue and Burton Street.

Authorities said they soon determined that the unresponsive passenger, later identified as 27-year-old Kwadir Paris, was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower back and buttocks area.

Paris was identified by two completely different names, with the latter being Kwadir Paris, experts said.

Paris was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after, officers added.

The driver of the vehicle was Paris's mother and she was uninjured, police said.

A primary crime scene was located on Martin Street. Major Crimes and the Crime Scene Division responded to both scenes and the hospital, where they assumed control of the investigation.

Investigators said it is very apparent that Paris was targeted. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is being asked to call 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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