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Arrest After Shots Fired

On September 14, 2015, at 10:49 p.m. , Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the area of 129 Barbour Street on a multiple shots fired incident, reported from an activated "Shot Spotter." Upon arrival, officers conducted a canvas of the area where seven (7) spent 9mm shell casings were recovered in the roadway. At the time no suspects, witnesses or victims had been identified or located on scene. Additional checks of nearby area hospitals failed to locate any victims.

A second "Shot Spotter" activation came in approximately one minute after the first activation in the area of 51 Barbour Street. Nothing was located at that location. It was unknown if the two separate "Shot Spotter" activations were from the same incident. The Hartford Shooting Task Force was notified of both incidents and responded to the scene. An immediate follow-up investigation was assigned to Shooting Task Force Detectives who quickly developed and identified a suspect of Jamie Wilson, 22, of Hartford, CT. On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Hartford Shooting Task Force Detectives submitted an arrest warrant to GA-14, which was granted with a judge set bond of $350.000 bond. Later that same evening, Wilson was apprehended on Judson Street near Barbour Street and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed for several firearm charges.

Seven (7) spent 9mm "Winchester" Luger bullet shell casings

Arrested: Jamie Wilson, 22, of Hartford, CT (Convicted Felon, 22 previous Hartford arrests)
1. Carrying a pistol without a permit
2. Criminal possession of a Firearm
3. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree

Arrest at Future Yard Goats Home

An Off-duty Hartford Police Department Officer was on his way into work and observed a male suspect climbing the northeast fence of Dunkin' Donuts Park (Yard Goats). The ballpark has recently been plagued with burglaries from the site, and its construction trailers. Patrol units were dispatched to the area. A HPD Sergeant located and detained the suspect. During the investigation, a search yielded a bag of .22 caliber ammunition in his sock, along with a full face three-whole ski mask. The subject is a convicted felon with a previous felony weapon charge conviction.

Suspect: Newman, Courtney, 28 {Convicted Felon} 14 C Chalmers Street, Manchester, CT
1. 53a-217 Criminal Possession Firearm/Ammunition
2. 53a-108 Criminal Trespass 2nd
($10,000 bond)

Arrest Made in Bonner Street Shots Fired

On July 4, 2015, at 9:49 p.m., Hartford Shooting Task Force Detectives and HPD Officers responded to the area of 51 Bonner Street on a report of shots fired. HPD Detectives and officers were given a suspect description of a Hispanic male, six feet tall, dreads, wearing a red shirt and was observed departing the area in a black vehicle. After a canvas was conducted, shotgun shell casings and a cell phone was recovered. No injuries or property damage was reported. HPD Shooting Task Force Detectives were assigned the investigation and identified a potential suspect as Aven Adorno. Adorno, a supervised parolee, was later located and interviewed by Shooting Task Force Detectives, where Adorno provided a sworn voluntary written statement confessing to the shooting. When the interview concluded, Adorno was remanded to the Hartford Correction Center (HCC) by Department of Corrections personnel assigned to the Shooting Task Force. An arrest warrant was prepared and submitted to GA-14 and granted on August 20, 2015, with a $250,000 Judge set bond. Adorno is currently incarcerated and will be Habeas to GA-14 for arraignment.

Accused: Aven Adorno, 28, of Hartford, CT
1. Criminal possession of a Firearm
2. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
3. Reckless Endangerment in the first Degree
4. Weapon in a Motor Vehicle

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