On Saturday night, a man was fatally shot on Dorman Street, marking the 10th homicide of the year in New Haven.

The gunfire activated ShotSpotter, a city-implemented technology that detects the precise location of gun fires. According to police reports obtained by WTNH, New Haven police officers responded to the ShotSpotter activation on Dorman Street at 6:58 p.m.

The male gunshot victim, identified as 44-year-old Samuel Hooks, was transported to the Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased shortly after being admitted, according to the New Haven Register.  

The incident prompted heavy police presence on Saturday night at the area of the incident, about a mile away from Southern Connecticut State University. The police returned to the scene on Sunday morning, appearing to gather more evidence, NBC Connecticut reported on Sunday.  

The investigation remains active at this point, and the New Haven Police Department has opened a request for anyone to come forward with information pertinent to the case.

New Haven saw seven homicides in 2017.

Sammy Westfall | sammy.westfall@yale.edu