MERIDEN — Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed on Foster Street Thursday night.
On Friday, friends described Aaron Joseph Ormsby as a “good person caught up with the wrong people.”
The 21-year-old Ormsby was found in the back of 130 Foster St. about 6:30 p.m. Thursday suffering from gunshot wounds. He was given medical attention and taken to MidState Medical Center, where he later died, said Sgt. John Mennone.
The department’s Major Crime Division is investigating the shooting as an isolated incident. Mennone said it was not immediately known how many suspects may be involved. City Manager Timothy Coon described the incident as “tragic” and said the police department is responding appropriately.
A memorial of balloons, candles and messages was set up in the area Friday. Brianna Torres, Trevor Hicks, Jr. and Yaricely Zenquis remembered Ormsby as a “brother” and a “good man and good father.”
“If you need anything, he was there,” Torres said. “He’s a great friend, a great father.”
All three said they were at the hospital with him last night.
“My brother lost his life due to street violence,” Torres said. “He was a good person caught up with the wrong people.”
Raphael Reyes, who has lived on Foster Street for about three months, was surprised to hear about the shooting.
“I’m shocked, it’s usually really quiet around here,” Reyes said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective John Wagner at 203-630-6334.
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