Police: Gun shots that killed Shelton teen likely came from the woods
Shelton police officials appear to have reached a conclusion on where the shots were fired from that killed 15-year-old Kristjan Ndoj.
Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said Thursday it is believed the gun “was fired from the wooded area out there.”
Ndoj, 15, of Shelton was found shot Saturday night in the driveway at 1 Agawam Trail, a road in the city’s Pine Rock neighborhood. He died Thursday morning from his injuries at Bridgeport Hospital.
Trajectory of the shots
Kozlowsky said state EnCon police have indicated the trajectory of the shots that hit Ndoj show they came from the woods near the driveway.
Ndoj was shot in the head and leg. Police have said he and a friend rode bicycles to Agawam Trail to meet up with other friends. Ndoj, a Shelton High School sophomore, lived with his family in downtown Shelton.
EnCon police are Environmental Conservation officers who work for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. They can assist local police departments with investigations, although their primary focus is enforcing the state’s hunting and fishing laws.
Hilly and wooded area
Agawam Trail is one of a number of narrow roads in a hilly section of the city near lower Long Hill Avenue and Route 110 (River Road).
The neighborhood is filled with similar streets, many of them curved and dotted with smaller lots and homes.
Agawam Trail backs up to the Far Mill River, which separates Shelton from Stratford. The river flows through a small gorge in this area, and the surrounding area is heavily wooded.
Police have spent time in the woods, apparently looking for a weapon and other clues. Police have not said whether any substantive evidence has been found in the wooded area near the house at 1 Agawam Trail.
First murder in city since 1996
This is the first murder investigation in Shelton since 1996, according to Kozlowsky.
In addition to the State Police and EnCon, the Shelton Police Department is being assisted by police agencies from Ansonia, Derby and Fairfield.
Kozlowsky said law enforcement is “using all available resources” and “working around the clock” to find the perpetrator or perpetrators.