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Arrest Made in July 18, 2015 Homicide

On July 18, 2015, at 2:03am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 13 Elliott Street on several 911 reports of multiple gunshots fired in the area. On arrival, two male victims were located inside 13 Elliott Street suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Hartford Hospital via ambulance. One of the victims was pronounced deceased at 2:33am as a result of his injuries. The second victim was grazed in the head by gunfire and his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. HPD Major Crimes Division detectives immediately responded and were assigned the investigation. During the course of their investigation a suspect was developed and positively identified as Raphael Concepcion (DOB 11/11/1980) and the homicide was determined to be narcotics related. As a result, an arrest warrant was drafted and submitted to the Hartford GA14 States Attorney's Office.

On August 10, 2015, the arrest warrant for Raphael Concepcion was signed and approved by a Superior Court Judge charging Concepcion with violating C.G.S. 53a-54a Murder, 53a-49/ 53a-54a Criminal Attempt Murder, and 53a-59 Assault First Degree. 

A short time after the arrest warrant was approved Concepcion was located and placed under arrest without incident by detectives from the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force, the HPD/U.S. Marshals Office Fugitive Task Force at 99 Bond Street in Hartford. Concepcion was transported to the Hartford Police Booking Facility where his warrant was served. Concepcion is a convicted felon with 17 previous arrests. Concepcion is expected to be arraigned on 8/11/2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Hartford Superior Court.

Arrested Suspect: Raphael Concepcion DOB 11/11/1980, LKA 23 Benton Street Hartford,CT.
Charges: Murder 53a-54a, Criminal Attempt Murder 53a-49/53a-54a, and Assault First Degree 53a-59.
Judge Set Bond of 3 million dollars cash or surety.

Deceased Victim: Jonathan Whaley DOB 2/20/1981,
13 Elliott Street Hartford, CT.

Gunshot Victim: Bruce Banks, 22 of Hartford, CT

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