Middletown Police arrest 2 juveniles in connection with Hartford shooting – Connecticut News
July 21, 2017
Recent News: Middletown
Middletown Police took two male juveniles into custody on Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a 63-year-old man in Hartford on July 16.
The shooting took place on Sunday around 1:59 p.m. when the Hartford Police Shotspotter system detected four shots fired in the area of Garden St. and Westland St., according to police.
Upon arrival, Hartford Police located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Saint Francis Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Police said the victim had no family in the region and an investigation showed he was an innocent and unintended target.
The subsequent investigation revealed surveillance footage which captured the entire event and a suspected vehicle was identified and found to be stolen from Southington.
The vehicle was located in New Britain and with the help of New Britain Police, persons of interest were located and interviewed and multiple juvenile suspects identified.
On July 19, Middletown Police located and took a 16-year-old and 18-year-old suspect into custody without incident. Both were later transported to the state Juvenile Detention Center in Hartford.
Both have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder and each is being held on $1M bond. They are scheduled to appear in court July 20.
A suspect in this incident may also be involved in other recent violent acts in Hartford, according to police. The investigation in on-going.