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Teen Shot Dead, Found in Crashed Car in Hartford Was Probably Targeted: Police

Teen Shot Dead, Found in Crashed Car in Hartford Was Probably Targeted: Police

Windsor Teen Killed Days Before 17th Birthday

A boy shot and killed in Hartford Wednesday morning would have turned 17 on Friday. A 16-year-old Windsor boy was found dead with several gunshot wounds after a crash in Hartford early Wednesday morning and police are investigating his death as the city’s eighth homicide this year.

Police responded shortly before 1 a.m. after getting a 911 call reporting a crash at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Sigourney Street.

The pedestrian who called 911 told police that a vehicle went through the traffic light on Sigourney Street, crossed Albany Avenue and crashed into a parked vehicle in the church driveway lot, police said.

When officers arrived to the scene, they said they found an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Police later identified him as 16-year-old Felipe Lopez, of Windsor. Lopez was the only person inside of the vehicle at the time, police added.

Lopez was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. His death marks the eighth homicide in Hartford in 2019."My son was only 16, he would have been 17 on Friday. This shouldn’t happen to anybody’s kid out […]

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