- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—NEW HAVEN — A 25-year-old woman was fatally shot on her front porch early Tuesday, police said.

Francesca Ratchford was shot several times in front of 848 Congress Ave. about 4 a.m., Officer David B. Hartman said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses described having seen a young, shirtless man with dreadlocks in the area of the apartment house at the time of the shooting, Hartman said. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 203-946-6304.

Congress Avenue will remain closed throughout the morning as police continue to gather evidence and conduct interviews.

___

(c)2015 The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.)

Visit The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.) at www.courant.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

_____

Topics: g000065749,g000219891,g000362661,g000066164


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide