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Arrest Made for August 31st Homicide

On Monday, August 31, 2015, at approximately 11:57pm, the Hartford Police Department received several 911 reports of shots fired and a male victim shot at 52-K South Prospect Street. On arrival, a male victim was located suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased on scene by the responding paramedics at 12:34am on Sept. 1, 2015. HPD Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.
The victim is identified as William Prieto, DOB 1/25/1983 (32) of 52 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Christiana, DOB 11/05/1987, of 38 Henry Street Hartford. On September 23, 2015, an arrest warrant has been drafted and approved by the States Attorney charging Anthony Christiana with Murder, Conspiracy to commit murder and numerous firearms charges. Christiana was picked up and arrested for Violation of Probation (unrelated charges) on Tuesday September 22,2015.

This morning at the Hartford Police Department, Anthony Christiana was arrested for the Murder of William Prieto, by HPD Major Crimes Detectives. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. There is a narcotics/money nexus to the motive. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Anthony Christiana, 27yo, of 38 Henry Street Hartford (Convicted Felon with 9 previous Hartford arrests)
1. Murder
2. Criminal possession of a firearm
3. Criminal use of a firearm
4. Conspiracy to commit Murder

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