CSP investigating overnight homicide in West Haven, victim identified

New Haven

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are investigating an overnight homicide that took place near the Interstate 95 Southbound ramp in West Haven on Sunday night.

Police responded to the I-95 Southbound Exit 43 ramp at 10:10 p.m. in West Haven for a medical call, possible gunshot victim. Upon arrival, police say the front seat passenger, identified as 39-year-old Jawara Stennett, of New York, was found unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound to the right torso area.

Stennett was pronounced dead after an examination by West Haven EMS. No other injuries were reported by the other passengers of the vehicle.

Police say Stennett was visiting his Father for a birthday celebration and was traveling back to his residence in New York.

A suspect vehicle possibly linked to the incident was described as a “white SUV” with unknown registration, and unknown operator. Police say the suspect is still on the loose.

If anyone as any information pertaining to this shooting contact Troop G at (203) 696-2500. All information will remain confidential. This case remains under investigation.

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