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16-year-old found dead in Hartford, police investigating as a homicide

HARTFORD — Hartford Police are investigating the shooting death of a Windsor teen in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police say just before 1 a.m., they were called to 800 Albany Avenue on the report of a car crash.

A 16-year-old boy who had gunshot wounds was found dead inside a crashed car. Police identify him as Felipe Lopez, from Windsor.

Filipe was two days away from his 17th birthday. The Windsor school system was notified.

Lopez's parents  were at the scene talking to Hartford Police and detectives, trying to piece together their son’s murder.

“I wait for my son everyday at six o'clock he always comes to my house and this time he not come to my house the three Officers come,” father Jose Juan Lopez said.

“He was my baby please, anybody with any information please contact the Hartford police department,” mother Alma Lopez said.

There’s no indication the homicide is connected to the shooting late Tuesday night on Barbour Street.

Police say they will be checking their cameras in the city to try to gain more information. Police say there were no bullet damage to the car. According to police, a citizen caller reported the crash. Police say the car ran the red light at the intersection of Albany and Sigourney Street and crashed into a car parked in the nearby church driveway. Police say the car was not registered or insured.

Police report that Lopez had several gunshot wounds including one in his torso.

The homicide is under active investigation. Police have not identified any suspects at this time.

This is Hartford’s 8th homicide this year.

The Hartford Police have a confidential tip line you can contact if  you have any information of the homicide: 860-722-TIPS.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page. 

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