HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A suspicious death investigation has now been ruled a homicide.
Police were called to an apartment on Spring Street around 1:30 p.m. on Monday after receiving a report that a woman had either overdosed or may have been having a medical episode.
EMS crews found the woman, identified as 53-year-old Catherine Hays, deceased inside the apartment.
Police also said she was found with some trauma on her body.
Inside the apartment, police said they found evidence of gunfire inside the apartment.
Upon determining that, officers immediately left the apartment and applied for and were granted a search warrant, which they executed sometime Monday night.
Officers have been on scene for hours trying to piece together what happened.
Police believe a shooting happened at some point Monday, but they don't have an exact time right now.
There was no sign of a break in at the apartment.
Officers were going door to door in the apartment building hoping to find answers about what happened.
“We’re looking to speak to anybody that might have any details, might of seen someone in the building, coming out of the building. There are cameras behind me that we’re going to be checking. We have a tip line, 860-722-TIPS, if anyone has any information. We are investigating this as a homicide at this point," Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said.
Police say this appears to be an isolated incident.