The Waterbury Police Department is seeking the public's assistance as they investigate an early Saturday morning murder in the city's Long Hill neighborhood. According to a press release we received from the Waterbury PD, at 12:04AM on August 22, 2020, Waterbury Police were summoned to Violet Street in the city's Long Hill Neighborhood for a report of a person being shot. Officers found an adult male, lying on his back, surrounded by a crowd in the parking lot of 12 Violet Street. The victim was unresponsive, and had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was then transported to St. Mary's Hospital.

At 12:52AM, the victim was pronounced deceased by a doctor at St. Mary's. The deceased was then released to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Connecticut to determine the manner and cause of death. Detectives and the Crime Scene Unit of the Forensics Division responded to Violet Street, where they located empty casings in the area of where the victim was found. NBC CT reports that the victim has been identified as 46 year old Waterbury resident Marcus Darby.

This is an open and active investigation, and anyone with information is being asked to call Waterbury detectives as 203-574-6941, or you could call anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 203-755-1234.

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