Police identify 18-year-old killed in shooting at New Haven apartment complex, community mourns his death

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have identified the 18-year-old who was shot and killed in New Haven on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the shooting occurred at around 3:48 p.m. Sunday at the Hidden Quarry Apartments, Trinity building at 1425 Quinnipiac Ave.

Police say that they were responding to a call of shots fired from inside of the home when they found the victim, Dashown Myers, of New Haven. He was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

It’s unclear if Myers lived at that home.

Neighbors around the complex tell News 8 that they’ve seen an uptick of crime in the area.

Raymond Wallace with Young Kings Brotherhood said he rushed to the complex after learning of the shooting wanting to see if the victim was one of the kids he mentors.

“It’s a double [edged] sword,” he said. “I’m relieved one way and heartbroken for the family that has to suffer through this.”

The incident was declared a homicide investigation. This is the first homicide in New Haven in 2020.

Monday night, neighbors came together outside the apartment complex where Myers was shot and killed.

Neighbors told News 8 Myers was visiting friends at the complex and didn’t live there.

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