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Firearms Arrest Webster & Bond Street

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

141 Bond street

120 Webster Street

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

Suspect Information Wanted

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.

Firearms Arrest May 26, 2015

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
1.Reckless driving
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

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