STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Mayor David Martin plans to meet with South End community leaders next week about the deadly shooting of a 46-year-old man in the area of Pacific Street and Woodland Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Martin expressed his sadness at the news of the killing.
“It was so disappointing. It has been I think almost 14 months" since the last homicide in Stamford, he said. “I was knocking on wood we could extend this, and it is so disappointing.”
The city’s last homicide was on April 19, 2013.
Martin made the comments following a morning press conference in the Government Center about the Independence Day fireworks display.
The meeting with South End community leaders will focus on public safety, Martin said. The closed-door meeting will be held in the mayor’s office Monday at 5 p.m.
The city is one of the safest in the nation, according to FBI statistics, as it ranks 16th safest out of the 269 cities in the list.
According to the Stamford Advocate, William “Buttons” James was shot once in the head 8:30 p.m. by an unidentified shooter, who is still at large. The shooter had targeted the victim, who was a prep cook at P.F. Chang's at the Stamford Town Center, police said. Read more about the fatal shooting at the Advocate website .