Names Of Dead Released

Police released the names of the three people involved in a fatal accident Friday night as well as the name of a 47-year-old woman whose body was found in Newhallville.

The three people were in a car that crashed into a utility pole on Howard Avenue.

The car was driven by Jose Lugo. He and passenger Antonia Sanchez died in the crash. Erika Colon, another passenger, survived the crash and is hospitalized in serious condition.

In other police news, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman:

Suspicious Death: At 3:41 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a house on Sheffield Avenue, where a neighbor had found the lifeless body of a woman under his rear porch. The 47-year-old woman, Loren Denise Walker, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation found no visible signs of trauma of foul play. The woman showed signs of hypothermia.

Shooting: At 1:16 a.m. on Saturday, Officers Christopher Cacela, Brian Diange, Michael Lozada and Jason Jemiola responded to a report of gunfire at H&S Mart on Whalley Avenue. Two of the cops stopped a white Acura with four men inside leaving the scene as they arrived.

Officer Dwight Calderon found an 18-year-old shooting victim at a pizza parlor on Blake Street. The victim told cops he had gone to the Whalley Avenue market to buy some loose cigarettes. A group followed him outside the store and then tried to block his car as he was driving off. Fearing that he was being carjacked, the man hit the gas and swerved around a person in front of the car. As he took off, another man shot at his car. Three bullets hit his car; one struck him.

The victim identified a 25-year-old as the man who had shot him. Police arrested the man, a convicted felon currently out on parole, and charged him with several crimes.

Carjacking: At 2:33 a.m. on Saturday, Officer Francisco Ortiz responded to a carjacking complaint on Greenwich Avenue. A 39-year-old man told him that he had pulled up at his girlfriend’s house in his aunt’s 1990 Lexus RX300 when a man with a gun opened the back door of the car. Another man appeared at the driver’s door, pointed a gun at him, and demanded the car keys and his phone. The driver got out, saw more men, and handed over his keys. The men drove off.

The vehicle was later recovered, “a bit banged up, but operable, near the Amistad harbor parking lot on Long Wharf.”

Shooting: At 2:44 a.m. on Saturday, Officer Steve McMorris and Sgt. Al McFadden responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital on a report of a gunshot victim. The victim, who’d been shot in the leg, wouldn’t cooperate with police. He appeared to be high and said he’d been shot in Waterbury.

A parking attendant told cops that the man had been dropped off by a black Mercedes Benz SUV that promptly sped off.

Police confiscated a large amount of cash and round of ammunition found in the victim’s pocket.

Home Invasion: At 4:44 p.m. on Saturday, Officer Michael DeFonzo responded to a report of a robbery on James Street. A 36-year-old man told the cop that when he had responded to a knock on the door, two tall, thin men wearing all-black clothing and ski masks, barged in. One had a gun, and he “made clear their intent to kill him.” The robbers took the man’s cell phone, watch, a safe containing cash, and three bags of marijuana.

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posted by: elmcityresident on January 14, 2014  10:51am

Too much is going on in the elm city…we need a highly favored bishop to come and bless this city its very clear this city has alot of bad spirits possessing it!! IJS