Click To Expand Menu [ + ]

Select a Department

Are You a Victim of a Crime?

  • HPD Slider 2019-3
  • Safia R.
  • Fawn
  • HPD Magnet
  • HPD Tire Changing
  • HPD Slider 2019-4
  • White House Visit HPD
  • HPD Slider 2019-2
  • HPD Slider 2019-5
  • HPD Slider 2019-1

Police Department

Federal Guilty Plea


U.S. Department of Justice



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.



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.


2012 Homicde Arrest

On September 27, 2012 Hartford Police Officers responded to rear of 216 Washington Street on a report of and bleeding female. Officers found Sonia Rivera, 48yo lying on the ground with her pants down, bleeding severely, and suffering from fatal head trauma. A brick, believed to be the weapon was located on scene. Ms. Rivera was transported to Hartford Hospital where she was pronounced dead on September 29th. Her death was ruled a homicide, blunt force trauma to the head by the O.C.M.E.

Hartford Police Major Crimes Division- Homicide Detectives lead the investigation. The DNA evidence located at the scene was critical to the investigation. Detectives consulted with and utilized Dr. Lee and the Forensic Science Department, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, University of New Haven as well as the CT. State Forensic Lab.

Homicide Detectives develop a profile of the suspect, Denzil Nurse DOB 6/15/1971, who was wanted on unrelated burglary charges. In May of 2013 Nurse was arrested in connection the Burglaries. Prior to incarceration, Homicide Detectives interviewed Nurse. He was charged for the Burglary and given a $75,000 bond. Nurse is still serving time in the CT Department of Corrections (Osborne Corr. Institution).

Over the next several months detectives worked with the forensic labs. On May 2, 2014 Hartford Police Major Crimes Homicide Detectives, working closely with the Connecticut States Attorney’s Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Nurse, charging him with Murder in the Homicide of Ms. Rivera. He has a $2,000,000 bond. Nurse is a convicted felon with 29 previous Hartford Arrests. Nurse will be served with the Murder warrant on his next court appearance.

Click to Expand Menu [ + ]

Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103

Have Information on Hartford Crime?

Submit a Tip 

Anonymous Tip Line:
(860) 722-TIPS (8477)

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM