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Victim of Branford motel fatal attempted robbery identified

The victim was a 39-year-old New Haven man, police said.

BRANFORD, Conn. — Police identified the victim of last week's fatal shooting during an alleged attempted robbery at a Branford motel. 

Officials said Lamar Woodhouse, 39, of New Haven, died after being shot at the Branford Motel on Thursday.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Branford Motel during the early morning hours of March 17. Officers found the shooter, who reported being robbed at gunpoint while staying at the motel.

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Branford Police said officers found Woodhouse with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. 

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Officials said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was able to positively Woodhouse on Saturday and his family was notified of his death. 

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Officials said that they are continuing to investigate this case to determine if charges will be forthcoming.

Anyone with information is asked to call Branford Police Department at 203-481-3909 or the anonymous tip line at 203-315-3909.

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.


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