Three men accused in deadly shooting of 17-year-old, Connecticut police say

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Source: New London police: MEGA

Aug. 30 2021, Published 4:18 p.m. ET

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Three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting of a teenager earlier this year, police in Connecticut said.

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On Feb. 17, New London, Connecticut, police responded to reports of shots fired with an injured person in the roadway.

When they arrived on the scene, a 17-year-old boy was found and declared deceased on the scene by paramedics, New London police said.

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The name of the victim has not been released. Police have not also detailed a possible motive for the killing.

On Aug. 29, police arrested Franc Gjergjaj, 20, Mack Mann, 20 and Justice Rodriguez, 24, for the crime. The suspects were arrested last week, police said.

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Gjergjaj was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in vehicle, tampering with physical evidence and interfering with an officer, and is being held on a $35,000 bond.

Mann was charged with criminal attempt of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit assault, accessory to assault, tampering with evidence, violation of protective order and carrying a pistol without a permit. Mann is being held on a $160,000 bond, police say.

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Rodriguez was charged with criminal attempt of robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit assault and accessory to assault. He is being held on a $150,000 bond.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to contact the New London Police Department’s detective bureau at (860) 447-1481.

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