Javier Martinez, 18, had attended a renowned charter high school, interned in nationally competitive programs and was about a week away from purchasing a car with money he had earned at his job.

 

Colleges had reached out to him, asking that the high-achieving student apply.

 

By all accounts of family, friends and educators, he was a bright, hard-working and empathetic young man with a love for the environment and a desire to make the world a better place.

 

Martinez’s life was cut short Dec. 28 when he was shot multiple times. His body was found in the area of Hemingway Avenue and Russell Street shortly before 1 a.m. Read the entire article at the New Haven Register.