Fatal Hartford Shooting Stemmed from Dispute Over Glasses: Police

A 25-year-old East Hartford man was killed in a shooting in Hartford overnight in a dispute over prescription glasses.

Police said Victor Millan was shot at least three times in the neck/head, torso, and leg near the intersection of Park Street and Wadsworth Street. 

The incident appears to have started as a dispute over prescription glasses, police said. Multiple guns were involved. Millan was pronounced dead on scene.

Millan had no criminal history in Hartford, according to police. Family members said Millan was visiting his grandmother for the Fourth of July.

“He was an awesome kid, a working kid, didn’t follow the street ways," said Millan's uncle Guillermo Mendez Jr.

Millan was outside celebrating and watching fireworks when the shooting happened.

“I failed…and that’s devastating. I failed to save my nephew,” Mendez said.

The family said that Millan leaves behind a young son and a daughter on the way.

Police said the whole incident was caught on surveillance video and investigators are reviewing the video to identify a suspect.

A vigil for Millan is planned for Thursday night at 6:30 p.m., at the sight of the shooting.

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