A 26 year old New Haven  man was shot to death on Chapel Street in the city  Friday evening.Officers responded to the report of a person shot at Super Deli #7  just after 7 o’clock.

Upon arrival officers were told the victim Richard Eichler  was taken to the St. Raphael  campus of Lale-New Haven Hospital.He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Witnesses described the shooter as  a short black man wearing dark purple pants and a  blue sweater.

Anyone with information about the crime  should call New Haven Police at 203-946-6304 and speak with  Detectives  or 203-946-6316.Calls may be made anonymously.


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