Police identify 23-year-old victim found shot, killed in Shelton, on search for suspect

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SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after a 23-year-old Bridgeport man was found fatally shot in the parking lot at the Marriott Residence Inn Saturday night.

At approximately 11:33 p.m., Shelton Police and emergency medical services responded to 1001 Bridgeport Ave, the Marriot Residence Inn, on the report of a male shot in the parking lot.

Officers arrived and located the male who was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police.

Police identify the victim as Ivan Whyte, 23, of Bridgeport. Officers spoke to several people at the hotel who were acquaintances of Whyte. It is believed that this is why Whyte was there, say Police.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Shelton Detectives and the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad.

Officials from the Milford State’s Attorney’s Office responded to assist with the investigation.

State and Shelton police are still on scene investing as of 9:22 a.m. Sunday. News 8 has a crew on scene and can see dozen of shell casing markers on the ground.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTNH.com and the News 8 app as more information becomes available.

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