- 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.


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