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Progress made in Hartford Craigslist murder investigation

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Days after a young father was shot dead trying to sell an electronic device in Hartford, police told Eyewitness News they're making progress in their search to find the killer.

On Wednesday, a man later identified as 40-year-old Felix DeJesus, of Cromwell, was found in a car on Allendale Road suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

DeJesus, who is a father of two and engaged to be married, was taken to Hartford Hospital where he died early Thursday morning.

Eyewitness News previously learned DeJesus, who has no criminal history, worked at the Comfort Suites in Southington.

Sylvia Cruz watched as Hartford police detectives scoured her Allendale Street neighborhood looking for anything in connection with the murder.

"It's kind of nerve-wracking and some people are talking about moving," Cruz said.

Police said they executed two search and seizure warrants on Allendale and Catherine streets and investigators told Eyewitness News they are moving forward in finding out who did this.

"I can tell you again that were heading in a good direction," said Hartford police Lt. Brian Foley.

Foley added the search warrants were based on information detectives learned in their investigation, but still welcome any tips. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Hartford police at 860-757-4000 or the tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

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