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After Shooting Death, Improvements Coming To Stamford's Lione Park

A Stamford police officer comforts the daughter of Maxine Gooden who was shot and killed at Lione Park earlier in the week. Photo Credit: File photo
21-year-old Jhonel Telemin, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Maxine Gooden in Lione Park earlier this week. Photo Credit: File photo

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford plans to make big improvements to Lione Park, where Maxine Gooden, 43, was shot to death Nov. 2, City Rep. Rodney Pratt told the Stamford Advocate.

Over $500,000 in lighting upgrades will be made, using money from a state grant, according to the stamfordadvocate.com.

Police said they are still investigating the motive behind the fatal shooting, and now believe Gooden was an innocent bystander, lead police investigator Paul Guzda told the Advocate.

The new lighting could help reduce such crimes from occurring in the future, Stamford Parks and Facilities Manager Kevin Murray told the stamfordadvocate.com.

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