Ronde Ford Wiki – Ronde Ford Bio
Ronde Ford was a high school student who was killed in the new London shooting. Police are investigating the shooting death of a New London High School student Wednesday night in the area of Grand and Elm streets.
He was 17 years old.
New London Shooting
Police detectives responded to investigate on Wednesday evening with the New London County States Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Police said the incident does not appear to be a random act.
After the shooting, police put out a bulletin to area police departments that they were looking for a 2016 Audi registered to an East Lyme address that may have been involved in the shooting.
By 8 a.m. Thursday, crime scene tape had been removed from the neighborhood where the shooting took place and police were no longer on the street.
A patch of salt covered the ground outside of 22 Grand St. with splattered blood visible beneath it.
Across the street, a single purple candle flickered in the wind with the words “RIP young boy” written on it.
It was placed there by two teenage boys who visited the scene of the shooting Thursday morning.
Ronde Ford Killed
Police said that at approximately 6:22 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of shots fired with an injured person in the road.
When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy who was declared dead by paramedics.
Police have not yet identified the victim but acquaintances have identified the victim as Ronde Ford.
One of the boys, a 16-year-old from New London, said that his cousin was the teen who was killed. He said the victim’s name was Ronde Ford but that he went by “‘Nero,’ like Robert DiNero.”
Another man, who did not wish to be named, visited the crime scene Thursday morning.
He said he was his younger brother’s best friend. He said he was shocked to hear about the shooting death, years after the murder of his best friend, because he didn’t think things like that happened in the area anymore.