On November 2, 2014 at 8:10pm Hartford Police Patrol Officers responded to a 911 call at 36 Bedford Street on a report of a stabbing. The victim, identified as Brian Salaman, 17 (8/30/97) of 36 Bedford Street, was found lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds to his torso and neck. EMS responded and immediately transported the victim to the St. Francis. Medical efforts were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead at 10:11pm.
Patrol Officers took the suspect into custody on scene without incident and established a crime scene. Major Crimes Division- Homicide Detectives began an immediate investigation. This Investigation revealed that the suspect and victim became involved in a physical altercation outside of 36 Bedford Street resulting in the victim being stabbed. Numerous witnesses came forward and provided information and written statements to investigators. Major Crimes Investigators executed a Search warrant at the residence and recovered numerous items of evidentiary value.
The suspect has been identified as Edwin Ruiz (4/16/86) of 36 Bedford Street and a relative to the victim. The suspect has been charge with one count of Murder C.G.S 53a-54a. The suspect does have a history of DV related arrests with HPD.
The victim has no history with the Hartford Police Department, and was a student at Bulkeley High School.
The Hartford Police Department is still seeking witnesses and information. Anyone with information is asked to call Lieutenant Glendaly Garcia at 860-757-4043.
October 29, 2014
PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS
On October 29, 2014 at 1:27am, Hartford Police Department Officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification of "multiple shots fired" at 198 Jefferson Street. Upon arrival officers located the victim, a Hispanic male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. The victim was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at 1:36am by responding EMS personnel. A crime scene was established and secured. Homicide Detectives from the Major Crimes Division responded and actively investigating.
The victim has been identified as Jose O'Casio (4/24/90) of 833 Park Street in Hartford, CT and next of kin have been notified. The victim was on probation at the time of his death. This is the 13th homicide of 2014.
Anyone with information is asked to call HPD/MCD Homicide LT Brandon O'Brien (860) 757-4089; or web tips can be submitted using the "Submit an anonymous Tip" link on the right of the page.
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Hartford CT, 06103