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Federal Guilty Plea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 8, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice

HARTFORD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO

ILLEGALLY POSSESSING TWO SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES 

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that EDWIN CARTER, 51, of Hartford, pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 6, 2013, members of the Hartford Police Department’s Special Operations Group and Shooting Task Force executed a court authorized search of CARTER’s Plainfield Street residence and recovered an FNH PS90 5.7x28 caliber assault rifle with a high capacity magazine containing 15 live rounds, and one Sarko SAR-I (AK-47) 7.62x39 caliber assault rifle with two high capacity magazines, one containing 27 live rounds and the other containing 26 live rounds.

The FNH PS90 assault rifle had been reported stolen out of East Hartford.

Prior to November 2013, CARTER had sustained three felony convictions in the Connecticut Superior Court, including convictions for assault, weapons in a motor vehicle and possession of narcotics.  It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

CARTER has been detained since his arrest on November 26, 2013.

Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for August 18, 2014, at which time CARTER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John H. Durham.

DUI CHECKPOINT MAY 8th 2014

May 7, 2014

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT

(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., in the area of 660 Park Street.

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.

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT

(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., in the area of 660 Park Street.

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.

WANTED for MURDER

 

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division Homicide Detectives have solved a 2013 homicide and are seeking the public’s help in locating the accused.  

On September 19, 2013 at 9:31pm HPD patrol officers responded to reports of an unresponsive victim in the area of South Marshall St and Case St. Officers located the victim, 39 year old Kareem Lewis of Hartford, unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Witnesses reported hearing a single gunshot. The victim was transported to St. Francis where he was pronounced at 10:18pm

The investigation by the Major Crimes Division Homicide Detectives led to identifying the accused- Shadeed Islam, Date of Birth-05/08/1980, as being the shooter in this incident.  On April 28, 2014 an arrest warrant was submitted and approved for Shadeed Islam for the homicide of Kareem Lewis.  Islam has a $5,000,000.00 judge set bond. Shadeed Islam has an extensive firearms and narcotics history with 39 previous arrests (just in Hartford). The firearm used in the homicide has not been recovered and HPD believes he may be armed and dangerous. 

HPD’s efforts to locate Shadeed Islam have not been successful. The Hartford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating him. If you have any information please call Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089. Tips can be posted anonymously and for a potential reward call 860-722-TIPS. 

This is the third arrest warrant obtained for a homicide in a week by the homicide detectives.

 

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