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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An arrest has been made after a teenager was found dead in a driveway in East Hartford Sunday.
Officials responded to a report of a male party on the ground in the area of 25 Westbrook Street shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, emergency responders located an unresponsive young man, apparently the victim of gunfire.
Police said he was pronounced dead and East Hartford detectives began investigating this incident as a homicide. The victim was identified as a 17-year-old East Hartford resident, according to police.
The family tells us that 17-year-old was Nakhai Grant.
Police said the investigation progressed rapidly, assisted by evidence gathered by the East Hartford Police Intelligence Center and captured by a recently installed street security camera system.
Detectives identified and arrested the suspect, a 15-year-old male from Hartford. Police said he is currently in state custody being held on the charge of manslaughter.
According to police, the crime scene extended down Westbrook up to one home where they found the victim dead in the driveway. Gerry Therrian told News 8 that he was in his kitchen doing a puzzle on Sunday afternoon when he spotted police in front of his home.
Therrian didn’t know what happened until he stepped outside his door and saw the body between his car and the side door, noting “it was crazy alright.”
“I saw the police officer, she came walking through my driveway,” Therrian said. “I said, ‘What the hell’s going on here?”
Therrian doesn’t know the victim. During the 55 years at his residence, he told News 8 it’s remained pretty quiet in the area, and he’d like it to stay that way, noting “that’s all I’m hoping for, peace and quiet.”
East Hartford Police Detective Division, in cooperation with the Connecticut State Attorney’s Office, are continuing to investigate this incident.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call the EHPD.
Stay tuned for updates on WTNH or in the News 8 app as more information becomes available.