New Haven police release victims’ names from weekend double homicide

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Published: Apr. 1, 2023 at 10:52 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2023 at 10:02 AM EDT
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Two people were killed in a shooting that happened in New Haven on Saturday.

New Haven police identified the victims as 40-year-old Marquis Darnell McNeil and 27-year-old Jonathan Garcia, both of New Haven.

Dispatchers said they received multiple 911 calls reporting gunfire on Winthrop Ave and Goffe Terrace around 7:55 a.m. on Saturday.

Nine rounds of gunfire were reported by the ShotSpotter detection system.

Police found two victims with gunshot wounds parked in a vehicle.

The driver, McNeil, was pronounced dead on scene, according to police. The passenger, Garcia, was taken by ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit seized a firearm from the scene and collected other evidence.

A person of interest has been arrested, said authorities. The person was said to be on parole.

“Both victims appear to have been targeted in this incident, and there is no threat to the general public,” New Haven police said.

“I detest this senseless loss of life through gun violence. Although we are unable to prevent all crimes, we will devote every resource necessary to bring justice to the victim’s families,” said New Haven Police Chief Jacobson.

Police asked anyone with information to call the department at 866-888-TIPS (8477)