The police investigation into the shooting of Shelton teen Kristjan Ndoj now is a homicide case.
Ndoj, a 15-year-old sophomore at Shelton High School, died Thursday morning at Bridgeport Hospital from the gun shot wounds he suffered five days earlier. He had been found injured in a driveway on Agawam Trail — a road in Shelton’s Pine Rock neighborhood — at slightly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
The Shelton Police Department and assisting law enforcement agencies are “using all available resources” and “working around the clock” to find the perpetrator or perpetrators, Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said at a Thursday afternoon press conference.
“We’re going at this full throttle,” Kozlowsky said of the department’s determination to solve the case.
Other agencies are assisting
The Shelton police are being assisted in their efforts by the State Police; state Environmental Conservation police (part of the state Department of Energy and Conservation); and police departments from Ansonia, Derby and Fairfield.
Kozlowsky described it as “a very complex investigation,” noting the Shelton police do not regularly deal with homicides.
He said it is being handled in a “methodical” way, adding the police are aware of threats allegedly made against Ndoj prior to the incident.
Kozlowsky said all leads and tips are being checked into thoroughly. “We’re being methodical,” he said. “We want to do it the right way.”