Danbury police make arrest in homicide of 39-year-old Waterbury man at vigil


DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Danbury police have made an arrest in the homicide of a 39-year-old man from Waterbury.

Police report that on Sunday at 10:35 p.m., the Danbury Police Department received complaints of a man who was shot in the area of Beaver Street and Elm Street. Upon arrival, officers found 39-year-old Raymond Simmons, of Waterbury, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Simmons was transported to Danbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Thursday, police reported they have arrested 39-year-old Bryan Howell of North Grosvenor Dale Wednesday in connection to the homicide and have charged him with murder.

Police say Howell shot Simmons at a candlelight vigil.

Police believe Simmons was targeted.

Anyone with information related to the homicide is asked to contact Detective Travis Kupchok at 203-797-2168.

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