Neighbors rattled by state-led investigation of a homicide

Officials are investigating a homicide on Pulaski Street. (WFSB)

Neighbors are shaken by a disturbance in Willimantic after police responded to a homicide early Saturday morning.

Officials responded to Pulaski Street for a disturbance around 3 a.m. and discovered a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents in the surrounding area of Pulaski Court told Eyewitness News that police cruisers and yellow tape are an unwanted, disturbing scene.

"My initial worry was 'Oh God, did something happen literally down the street from where I live?" said Willimantic resident, Timothy Bussey.

State Police Detectives from the Eastern District Major Crimes division, and troopers from Troop K in Colchester are assisting Willimantic police with the investigation.

"Well, it's really sad, it's so close to church and everybody is supposed to be trying to be good to each other and something like happens," said church-goer Linda Robert and Paul Costello, who were a walking distance from the scene.

The suspects,described as two Hispanic males wearing baggy clothing, remain at large. Police said both were seen running from the area. One may be injured and bleeding.

"I saw a police car over with the lights flashing and I thought it could be anything," said Costello.

Police said they are looking for Juan Chach, 24, and Ignacio Chach-Aperez, 26 in connection with the crime.

Anyone with information is urged to call Eastern District Major Crime at 860-896-3200.

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