Last updated on Nov. 19.
A 21-year-old male was found fatally shot Monday night.
The deceased male, who police identified as Devante T. Baker from New York, is New Haven’s 14th homicide victim of the year. At 8:52 p.m. Monday night, New Haven Police officers received reports of a shooting victim in the area outside 49 Sherman Court. Though the victim’s body was found at Sherman Court, investigators believe he made his way to the area after being shot near 1447 Chapel Street, according to New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman.
Hartman said that detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Division and Bureau of Investigation are at the scene collecting evidence and interviewing anyone who may have witnessed the crime. He added the detectives are trying to determine whether the victim was in an argument with someone immediately before the shooting.
There is not yet any description of a suspect, Hartman said, and anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact the police.