HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A University of Connecticut student was shot and killed Tuesday night in Hartford.
Police responded to High Street at Walnut Street around 10:30 p.m. for a report of a single-car crash. Officers found a man, later identified as 18-year-old Zaid Deje Langs-Myers of Windsor, suffering from several gunshot wounds outside his car. He was taken to a hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead.
Langs-Myers had just completed his freshman year at UConn and was a two-sport athlete at Prince Tech.
UConn officials released the following statement:
“The UConn community is deeply shocked and grief stricken by this tragic loss and our thoughts are with Zaid’s family and friends.”– UConn
Langs-Myers was found with an extensive amount of marijuana, which police said may mean he was a victim of a robbery that turned violent.
Police used traffic cameras to see where the car had fled from and found evidence the shooting occurred on Brook Street.
Police said a passenger, who was in the car with Langs-Myers, was uninjured and is cooperating with investigators.
“We do have some pretty strong investigative leads at this point,” Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police Department said in a press conference Wednesday morning.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the Hartford Police Department Tip Line at (860) 722-TIPS (8477).