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New Britain suspicious death ruled a homicide

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Police have ruled the suspicious death of a man on Yeaton Street in New Britain to be a homicide. 

Yeaton Street was blocked off with yellow tape near Farmington Avenue.

An emergency call came into police at about 8 p.m. 

Police responded to the report of a suspicious car parked on a street while the car was still running. 

On Wednesday afternoon, police identified the victim as Jesus Silva, of Meriden, who had a gunshot wound.

Since then, there have been fire trucks, a number of police cars and a crime van on Yeaton Street. On Wednesday afternoon, crews appeared to be searching for something near a white fence in one of the yards.

Neighbors are feeling uneasy about the incident, and one man said police interviewed his son overnight.

"They asked him if anything unusual was happening. He said no, not really. He saw a car on the side of the road, running," said neighbor Eric Williams.

Another neighbor said police spoke with him on Tuesday night as well.

"They mentioned they heard gunshots and asked my roommate's girlfriend if she had heard a gunshot, because the victim was shot apparently," said neighbor Justin Paradis.

Police said there is no criminal history involving Silva. 

The office of chief medical examiner was called to scene. 

Police have not released any information on their investigation. 

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