When Hartford, Conn., police arrived on the scene, they found Shane Oliver lying on the ground.
The 20-year-old had been shot twice in the back. One bullet had pierced Oliver’s muscle and bone, perforated his heart and lungs and pushed its way out of the right side of his chest. Two-and-a-half hours later, Oliver — a young black man — was dead.
Ross is a reporter in New York who covers political and economic issues. The Root