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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

DUI Checkpoint May 28, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 27, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 583 Maple Ave Avenue.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department's ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD's Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

For the most up to date traffic information visit the State of Connecticut interactive traffic map including statewide traffic cameras.

The Hartford Police Department encourages you to protect your vehicle and belongings by "putting your junk in your trunk." Click here to view car break prevention tips from the HPD.

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