Waterbury police release name of man killed in weekend shooting

Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 9:44 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2023 at 12:41 PM EDT
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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - Police are still trying to piece together what led up to a man getting shot and killed Sunday night in Waterbury.

Police identified the victim as 37-year-old John Rosario of Waterbury.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. Sunday in a vacant apartment located at 300 Hill St. Police said the apartment was part of a multi-family home.

Channel 3 spoke to family members Monday and to a loved one inside the apartment where it happened. They did not want to go on camera.

They described the victim as a father who is hardworking, who had a sarcastic sense of humor and love for his family.

“I was in my room and I saw a lot of flashing lights,” a witness said.

It became the city’s third murder case this year in the Brass City.

“Living here for like five, four years I’ve never seen anything on the street before,” said a witness.

“Waterbury is a tough city to live in,” said David Granger of Waterbury.

Granger has lived in Waterbury for six years. His daughter is a police officer out of state, so he said he has a front row seat to changes in crime nationwide.

He said the worst part is opening social media and seeing murder cases involving young people.

“I mean you hate to see the next generation struggle the way they are and with all the guns in the drugs going on it’s just a sign of the times but you hate to see it you really do,” Granger said.

Police have not named a suspect in the Hill Street homicide, or the cause of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterbury Police Department Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 203-755- 1234.