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Update: Shooting of Pastor/Garden Street Shooting

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 6:27am, Patrol Officers responded to the area of Capitol Avenue and Newton Street regarding reports of gun shots and an injured person. The victim was located on the road directly in front of the First Church of Nazarene. Initial first aid was conducted until members of an AMR Ambulance arrived. The victim, a pastor, was transported to Saint Francis Hospital and is being treated for (3) gunshot wounds (2 to the right leg and 1 to the left shoulder area).

Then at 6:41am, Hartford Police Officers responded to 402 Garden St. for a report of multiple gunshots being fired. Upon arrival they located the victim on Mather Street near Garden Street suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. A crime scene was located in front of 402 Garden Street. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Room by ambulance suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso and arms. He was later listed in serious, but stable condition. Motive for both crimes remain unclear and open. Both investigations are active and ongoing.

Detectives have evidence to directly connect these two shootings. Accordingly, the suspect depicted in the video is a person of interest and he is possibly the shooter. Investigation has located the attached surveillance video.

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Suspect vehicle is likely a black Nissan Maxima as seen in the video. The suspect is as seen in the video is likely a light skin black or Hispanic male with the grey hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and the on and off baseball hat.

Please distribute and post. We are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect, and finding this vehicle. If you locate this vehicle or suspect, please do not approach. The suspect appears to have violent tendencies.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dennis Dematteo at (860) 757-4261 or tips can be submitted anonymously at

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