Hartford police investigate fatal shooting on Benton Street

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HARTFORD - City detectives are investigating a fatal shooting at 87 Benton Street on Saturday, April 11.

Police tell Fox CT, shortly after 2 a.m., a passerby noticed a body in a white Ford focus. That person found a nearby officer (who was on another call) and reported the discovery.

When additional police responded to the scene, they found a 33 year-old African-American male with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m.  and the whole neighborhood is being treated as a crime scene.