On May 27, 2015, at approximately 7:09pm, the Hartford Police Dept. received several 911 reports of a person stabbed inside Blue's Package Store located at 139 Barbour Street. On arrival, they located a 23 year-old male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest. The victim was transported to Saint Francis ER to be treated for his injuries. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased at 10:00pm as a result of his injuries by the attending physician, Dr. Shapiro. A crime scene was established, video surveillance of the interior of the package store was secured, and several witnesses were identified. As officers arrived, the suspect fled, weapon in hand. After a foot chase, the suspect was caught and placed under arrest. Major Crimes Detectives have the investigation.
Paul Hunter, 36, of 4E Townhouse Road Broad Brook/East Windsor, CT.
Charges: Murder 53a-54a, Interfering with police 53a-167a, Carrying dangerous weapon 53-206, and Assault on Police 53a-167c. Bond $1.5 mill
Alford Grayson DOB 8/21/1991 of 46 Winchester Street, Hartford, CT
On May 26, 2015 at approx. 11:14pm Hartford Police Police Patrol units responded to 616 Maple Avenue for the report of shots fired and subsequent report of a male suffering from gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, officers located a 23 year-old male victim inside the Ciales Grocery suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and hand. EMS responded and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 1:55am. Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded. MCD is continuing the investigation.
Victim: Alexis Marrero, 04/02/92, 96 Bushnell Street, Hartford, CT.
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 http://www.hartford.gov/Police
On May 27, 2015, investigators from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives received credible information that armed individuals would be in the area of Maple Ave and Webster Street due to a recent homicide which occurred in the area of Maple Ave. Investigators observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Webster Street. Those vehicles were observed turning into the rear parking lot of Victoria Market and began conducting what appeared to be a drug transaction. Units surveilling the area were able to stop a blue, BMW inside the Victoria Market lot where a .25 caliber handgun was recovered under the passenger seat of that vehicle. The operator of the BMW was identified as James Smith, 22, of Hartford, CT. The second vehicle, a Hyundai, was stopped by units in the area of Bond Street where a .22 caliber firearm was recovered under the driver's seat. The operator of the Hyundai, identified as Raheen Gunn, 21, of Hartford, CT was also found to be in possession of narcotics. Gunn was found to be extremely uncooperative with units on scene and made several threatening remarks towards Officers. Both Gunn and Smith were debriefed by Investigators and charged accordingly. Evidence seized by Detectives through credible information and surveillance is listed below:
45 bags of Heroin, 1 gram of crack cocaine and 2 bags of marijuana
One black Hi-Standard, model 104, .22 caliber long rifle
One silver Titan, .25 caliber firearm with an obliterated serial number
ARRESTED: James Smith, 22, of Hartford, CT
1. Carry pistol without a permit
2. Obliterated serial number
3. Weapons in motor vehicle
4. Possession of less than ½ oz
ARRESTED: Raheen Gunn, 21, of Hartford, CT
1. Carry pistol without a permit
2. Weapons in motor vehicle
3. Reckless driving
4. Interfering with police
5. Possession of narcotics
6. P.W.I.T.S narcotics
7. P.W.I.T.S 1500 Ft of a school
On May 24, 2015, 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. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Investigators located the this video. We are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect.
Suspect vehicle is likely a black Nissan Maxima as seen in the video.
The suspect is as seen in the video is likely a black or Hispanic male with the grey hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and the on and off baseball hat.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dennis Dematteo at (860) 757-4261 or tips can be submitted anonymously at http://www.hartford.gov/Police.
On May 26, 2015, Hartford Police Community Service Officers received information regarding a felony warrant suspect in the area of Vine Street and Albany Ave. While canvassing for that suspect, Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Albany Ave. A motor vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Lenox Street; where four male occupants of that vehicle were detained when Officers observed in plain view, two firearms within the vehicle. All four males were debriefed by Major Crime Detectives and charged accordingly. The male occupants were identified as Antuane Allen, 21, of Hartford, CT; Darrel Cochran, 18, of Hartford, CT and Nicki Butler, 18, also of Hartford, CT. The identity of the fourth occupant, a juvenile will remain confidential to protect his identity. The evidence seized by Officers from the vehicle is listed below:
One Colt .38 caliber revolver with 6 live rounds
One Ruger .22 caliber pistol with 10 live rounds
Five Cellular phones
One black ski mask
ARRESTED: Antuane Allen, 21, of Hartford, CT
1. Interfering with police
2. Weapons in vehicle
3. Pistol without a permit
4. Criminal possession of a firearm
ARRESTED: Darrell Cochran, 18, of Hartford, CT
1.Interfering with police
2.Weapons in vehicle
3.Pistol without a permit
ARRESTED: Nicki Butler, 18, of Hartford, CT
2.Operation without a license
3.Weapons in vehicle
4.Pistol without a permit
5.Interfering with police
ARRESTED: (JUVENILE) John Doe, 16, of Hartford, CT
1.Interfering with police
2.Weapons in vehicle
3.Pistol without a permit
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 27, 2015
HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT
(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 583 Maple Ave Avenue.
This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department's ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD's Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.
For the most up to date traffic information visit the State of Connecticut interactive traffic map including statewide traffic cameras.
The Hartford Police Department encourages you to protect your vehicle and belongings by "putting your junk in your trunk." Click here to view car break prevention tips from the HPD.
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 8:54am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Units responded to 168 Hillside Avenue for multiple shots fired from a vehicle at an unknown intended victim. Patrol Officers identified the suspect vehicle as a green Infinity I30 with dark tinted windows. Members of the STF/Statewide Narcotics Task Force developed information regarding the suspect and suspect vehicle including a license plate of 9ANBV3. On May 22, 2015, STF Units conducted surveillance utilizing unmarked vehicles. At 5:20pm a 2001 Infinity I30 bearing CT registration 9ANBV3, operated by Elijah Lopez, was strategically stopped in the area of 354 Laurel Street. Further investigation led Detectives to 330 Laurel Street, apartment 404, where the listed firearm, ammunition, narcotics and drug factory was located. Investigators are continuing the investigation into the Barbershop Shooting.
Arrest: Lopez, Elijah, M/H/20 (11/09/1994), of 121 Mildale Ave, Southington, CT.
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Obliterated Serial Number, Possession Narcotics, PWITS
Narcotics, PWITS 1500 feet School and Drug Factory.
Seized was the following:
Firearm: Ruger Model Red Hawk .44 Magnum Revolver (obliterated s/n) w/ six (6) live .44 caliber rounds of ammunition. Ammunition; Two live .45 caliber hollow point rounds of ammunition.
326 Wax paper bags containing Heroin.
One T-Mobile cell phone
Red duffel bag containing heroin stamps, grinders, digital scale, cutting agent, rubber bands and numerous empty wax paper sleeves.
Stamps; "WALKING DEAD", "MAK & ch33ze", "MGM", "WAY TO GO", "POPEYES" and "PAID".
Vehicle Seized: 2001 Infinity I30 four door color green w/ dark tints, CT 9ANBV3.
Commemorating of our Fallen Officers of the Hartford Police Department, Sergeant Morrison and Officer Anderson adorn the gravesites with memorial wreaths.