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Stabbing on Barbour Street

On May 27, 2015, at approximately 7:09pm, the Hartford Police Dept. received several 911 reports of a person stabbed inside Blue's Package Store located at 139 Barbour Street. On arrival, they located a 23 year-old male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest. The victim was transported to Saint Francis ER to be treated for his injuries. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased at 10:00pm as a result of his injuries by the attending physician, Dr. Shapiro. A crime scene was established, video surveillance of the interior of the package store was secured, and several witnesses were identified. As officers arrived, the suspect fled, weapon in hand. After a foot chase, the suspect was caught and placed under arrest. Major Crimes Detectives have the investigation.

Arrest:
Paul Hunter, 36, of 4E Townhouse Road Broad Brook/East Windsor, CT.
Charges: Murder 53a-54a, Interfering with police 53a-167a, Carrying dangerous weapon 53-206, and Assault on Police 53a-167c. Bond $1.5 mill

Victim:
Alford Grayson DOB 8/21/1991 of 46 Winchester Street, Hartford, CT

Victim Identified in Maple Avenue Shooting

On May 26, 2015 at approx. 11:14pm Hartford Police Police Patrol units responded to 616 Maple Avenue for the report of shots fired and subsequent report of a male suffering from gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, officers located a 23 year-old male victim inside the Ciales Grocery suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and hand. EMS responded and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 1:55am. Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded. MCD is continuing the investigation.

Victim: Alexis Marrero, 04/02/92, 96 Bushnell Street, Hartford, CT.

Update: Shooting of Pastor/Garden Street Shooting

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 6:27am, Patrol Officers responded to the area of Capitol Avenue and Newton Street regarding reports of gun shots and an injured person. The victim was located on the road directly in front of the First Church of Nazarene. Initial first aid was conducted until members of an AMR Ambulance arrived. The victim, a pastor, was transported to Saint Francis Hospital and is being treated for (3) gunshot wounds (2 to the right leg and 1 to the left shoulder area).

Then 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. Motive for both crimes remain unclear and open. Both investigations are active and ongoing.

Detectives have evidence to directly connect these two shootings. Accordingly, the suspect depicted in the video is a person of interest and he is possibly the shooter. Investigation has located the attached surveillance video.

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Suspect vehicle is likely a black Nissan Maxima as seen in the video. The suspect is as seen in the video is likely a light skin black or Hispanic male with the grey hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and the on and off baseball hat.

Please distribute and post. We are seeking the public's help in identifying this suspect, and finding this vehicle. If you locate this vehicle or suspect, please do not approach. The suspect appears to have violent tendencies.

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

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