Detectives launch homicide investigation in Hartford

Police identify man killed in Hartford shooting
Published: Apr. 11, 2023 at 1:41 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2023 at 2:19 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Detectives launched a homicide investigation in Hartford.

Police said it happened in broad daylight in the area of 224 Capen St.

Hartford police identified the victim as 29-year-old Michael Starks of Hartford.

He was shot multiple times outside of a bodega, police said.

Police were alerted around noon through a ShotSpotter activation.

Patrol units responded immediately and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Major crimes detectives were on scene canvassing the area.

Investigators said the crime scene was large and extended out into the street.

Hartford police said nobody from the Bodega is involved.

“We are actively going through some evidence right now, both physical and video evidence. We’re canvassing right now, that’s why you see these guys looking around for all that. We do have some evidence already. Some good evidence,” said Sgt. Chris Mastroianni with the Hartford Police Department.

Police said there is no threat to the neighborhood.

This is Hartford’s fifth homicide so far this year.

No suspect has been identified yet.

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Hartford police investigate deadly shooting on Capen Street