Police release identity of man fatally shot in Waterbury


WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot just after midnight Saturday in Waterbury.

According to Waterbury Police Lieutenant David Silverio, officers arrived to the scene on Violet Street where a person had been reported shot at 12:04 a.m. At the scene, officers discovered a large group surrounding a male victim lying on the ground on his back.

It was determined the male victim – identified Sunday as Marcus Darby, 46, of Waterbury – had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was unresponsive.

Darby was rendered medical care by the responding officers and ultimately transported to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 12:52 a.m.

Darby was subsequently released to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).

Sunday, police reported the OCME determined Darby’s cause of death was a gunshot wound to the torso, and the manner of death was homicide.

Assistance to this investigation was provided by the Detectives and the Crime Scene Unit of the Forensic Division, where empty cartridge casings were discovered in the area where the victim was located.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Waterbury Police detectives at (203) 574-6941 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at (203) 755-1234.

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