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New Haven Man Fatally Shot By Stray Bullet The Day After His Birthday

NEW HAVEN — A 61-year-old man was fatally shot in the back in his home early Sunday the day after his birthday by a stray bullet while he was sitting at his computer, police said.

At 1:54 a.m. police received several 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area of Valley and Strong streets. Minutes later, police received a 911 call from a nearby resident saying her husband had been shot in the back.The victim was identified as Darryl McNair, whose 61st birthday was the day before.

Police said mcNair was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said McNair was an "innocent bystander" who was struck in his home by a stray bullet while sitting at this computer.

Police have no suspects in the case but are continuing to investigate.

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