Hartford police investigate fatal North End shooting

Hartford police cruiser (WTNH /George Roelofsen)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Hartford are investigating a man’s death after he was shot in the city’s North End on Wednesday night.

Hartford police say they responded to 45 Alan Green Way at 9:16 p.m. on Thursday, after ShotSpotter and several callers reported shots fired in the area.

There, police say they found an unresponsive man suffering from several gunshot wounds to the torso. Paramedics arrived, pronouncing the man dead. The man was later identified as 26-year-old Stephen M. Payne, of Hartford.

According to police, officers had to resort to fingerprinting in order to identify Payne, as he was carrying two forms of identification.

A fight had also broke out when police tried to separate family from the 50 or more folks that had gathered at the crime scene.

Police continued investigating overnight.

Stay tuned with News 8 for updates.

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