New Haven Register: New Haven Shooting Victim Recalled as Environmentalist

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.


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