WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man has been charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl found shot in a vehicle that had crashed in Connecticut.
Waterbury officers responded to the crash into a utility pole around 10 p.m. Monday. The girl, identified as Evalyce Santiago, was declared dead at the scene.
Police say 27-year-old Dominique Pittman had been in the car when it crashed. They allege Pittman fatally shot Santiago before it happened.
Police say Pittman and Santiago had been in a relationship.
School officials say Santiago had recently transferred from Crosby High School to Wilby High School. Grief counselors are available for students at both schools.
Pittman is being held on $1.5 million bond. It wasn't immediately clear Tuesday if he has an attorney.