On Sunday, September 20, 2015, in response to numerous recent shots fired and firearm related calls on the street, the Hartford Shooting Task Force set up surveillance in the area of Pawtucket Street. At approximately 5:20pm, a group of men gathered in front of 3 Pawtucket Street and became involved in a heated dispute. Through investigation and surveillance, investigators believed the individuals were armed and that the dispute would become violent. As a result, members of the Hartford STF were directed in to detain the group. During pat downs for weapons, Detectives located a .40 caliber Glock, in Accused/Lugo's shorts pocket. Then they located a .38 caliber revolver in Accused/Rosario's rear pant pocket. During the investigation Accused/Hampton and Tellado interfered with the arrest and were charged accordingly.
Two Parolees were also taken into custody and immediately remanded by the on scene CT DOC/Parole investigator: Parolee Sterling was involved in the dispute and Parolee Velez was present with Accused Lugo, both were remanded by a Hartford STF assigned DOC/Parole Officer and transported directly to Hartford Correctional Center. The remaining arrested parties were transported to Hartford Police Headquarters for booking and processing procedures. Accused Rosario and Lugo were held on $750,000 bonds respectively.
Arrest #1; Rosario, Edwin, 24, of Hartford, CT.
Charges; Disorderly Conduct, Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Theft of a Firearm.
Firearm Seized; Smith & Wesson, Model 637, .38 caliber Revolver, with one live .38 caliber round of ammunition (gun was stolen out of East Hartford).
(Rosario, a convicted felon, was also a shooting victim earlier this year, he did not cooperate with that investigation).
Arrest #2; Lugo Jr, Jose, 25, of Hartford, CT.
Charges; Disorderly Conduct, Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Obliterated Serial Number.
Firearm; Glock, Model 27, .40 caliber handgun, with obliterated serial number, magazine containing (4) live .40 caliber rounds of ammunition.
Arrest #3; Hampton, John, 25, of Hartford, CT. Charge; Interfering w/ Police.
Arrest #4; Tellado, Rafael, 21, Hartford, CT. Charges; Disorderly Conduct and Interfering w/ Police.
Parole Remand to HCC by Parole Officer Bonfiglio;
Velez, Brian, 27, of West Hartford, CT. Sterling, Harold, 22, of Hartford, CT.
On Friday, September 18, 2015, at approximately 10:50pm, members of the Hartford Shooting Task Force responded with HPD Patrol Officers to 193 Hampton Street, for a threatening with a firearm complaint. In the area of 180 Hampton Street, Hartford STF Investigators observed a male matching the suspect description. The Hartford STF Investigators stopped the male and during a pat down for weapons located a loaded 9mm firearm in his front waistband. A check of the weapons serial number showed that it was a stolen firearm from Vernon CT. The male, identified as Keevis McGhee, was handcuffed without incident. Also located in McGhee's pant pocket was a plastic bag containing 8.4 grams of crack cocaine. McGhee was transported to Hartford Police Headquarters for booking and processing procedures.
Arrest; McGhee, Keevis, 38, of 5 Addison Street, Hartford, CT.
Charges: Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Theft of a Firearm, Possession of Narcotics and PWITS Narcotics.
Firearm Seized; Kahr Arms Model P9 9mm, one chambered round and five (5) in magazine, stolen out of Vernon, CT.
On Thursday September 17, 2015, at approximately 9:52pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to an apartment at 69 James Street on a report of two people bleeding due to a fight. Upon arrival, Patrol Officers found a bloody scene with Roberto Perales, 55yo, suffering from a severe stab wound to his arm. He was provided first aid and EMS personnel transported him to St. Francis. At 10:35pm the victim was pronounced Deceased.
In the apartment, Patrol Officers also located Jose Colon, 67yo, bleeding from the head. He was transported to St. Francis, treated for non-life-threatening injury, and released into police custody.
Initial investigation is indicating that:
Roberto Perales is the nephew to Jose Colon (uncle). The two were temporarily staying together in an apartment at 69 James Street. This entire incident occurred within said apartment. The two had been consuming alcohol to intoxicating levels. Both engaged in an argument that soon became physical. At some point, Jose Colon went into the kitchen got a knife and stabbed Roberto Perales in the arm. The struggle continued, as Perales then was able gain control of the knife and stab Colon. A witness called police.
On Friday, Colon was released from the Hospital and taken to the Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division. He was arrested, charged with Murder and given a $1,000,000 bond.
The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division continues the investigation.
Victim: Roberto Perales, 55yo, DOB 12/10/1959, of 85 Dwight St, New Britain, CT.
Accused: Jose Colon, 67yo, DOB 1/5/1948, of 69 James Street Hartford, APT. 103 Hartford, CT
Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103