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Hartford Police Identify Homicide Victim

HARTFORD — Hartford Police is still investigating the death  of a Wethersfield man found in the South End of  Hartford.

The victim, Ricardo Arroyo, 36, of Wethersfield, was found in his car with a gun shot wound in his head after fire fighters responded to a call about a car on fire, police said.

Police said that at about 10:04 p.m. the Hartford Police Department and Hartford Fire Department responded to 18 Monroe St. on a report of a vehicle fire.Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the Arroyo in the driver’s seat suffering from a single gunshot wound to his head.

Hartford Police are investigating a homicide after finding a shooting victim inside a car that was on fire at 18 Monroe St., in the South End of Hartford, on Monday night. Fire fighters had to break the window to retrieve the man, who was still alive.

The Arroyo was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he was in critical condition. He died just at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, police said.

Police Chief James C. Rovella confirmed Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division ruled Arroyo’s death as a homicide.

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact HPD Major Crimes Division Lieutenant Brian Foley at (860) 757-4463.

Information can be given anonymously by contacting the Crime Stoppers Tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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