PORTLAND, Conn. (WTNH)-- Police in Portland are piecing together an odd case of a man that was found shot and badly beaten on the side of a road Thursday.
They think that man may have been lured into a car in Hartford and wound up in Portland.
"Are you kidding me right now? I'm shocked, oh my God," said Melissa Rondinone, Portland.
A man was discovered stripped to his underwear, covered in blood and unconscious on Riverview Street in Portland.
"That makes me sick to my stomach because my kids roam around down there. I don't even like them out of my sight and now I'm not going to let them out of my sight. That just scares me," said Rondinone.
Right now, police are tracking the man who they believe may have been kidnapped from Hartford, shot in the back of the head and dumped in Portland to die.
He was found in Eileen's backyard.
"If it happened during the day, I'm like how did I not notice that. I let my dogs out a couple of times during the day today and I didn't notice it," said Eileen Cichon.
Police say the man was found by the side of the road, somewhere around 2 PM by a man driving by. He saw the man laying by the side of the road and stopped to see if he was alright. When he saw all the blood, he called 911 and now they are trying to identify him and figure out exactly how he ended up by the side of the road.
"We have no idea how long he has been there. We have talked to a couple witnesses who have been through the area. The latest one was through there at 1:30 in the afternoon," said Sgt. Scott Cunningham.
State Police Major Crimes has been called in to assist with the investigation. Right now, they are combing the side of the road for evidence, trying to figure out what happened to the man.
"I mean I hope they are not looking for anybody with a gun. They should at least tell us to get inside and lock the door but they keep saying they can't tell us anything," said Cichon.
The victim, who has been identified as 26-year-old Christopher Jefferson, of Hartford, died Friday.
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