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Police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man accused of shooting, killing Waterbury teen

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WATERBURY — Police in Waterbury are searching for an “armed and dangerous” man they say killed a local teen.

Police were called to Porter Street around 4:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon. That’s where they found Jahliek Dieudonne, 17, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead a few hours later at Waterbury Hospital.

Based on their investigating, police believe Erick Malone, 21, is responsible for the shooting.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest, charging him with murder, reckless endangerment, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal discharge of a firearm, and criminal possession of a firearm.

Malone should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.  Anyone having information as to his location is encouraged to call Waterbury Police at (203) 574-6941 or Waterbury Crime stoppers (203) 755-1234.

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