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Police Arrest Christmas Eve Shooter

HARTFORD –Police arrested a Bloomfield man with the Dec. 24, 2010 murder of Tyrell Shaw, who died after being taken to St. Francis Hospital.
Joshua Cupe, 29, faces charges of murder, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment, according to police report.

Cupe’s arraignment has yet to be determined, police said.

According to police,  Cupe allegedly shot 24-year-old Shaw in the torso at 4:36 p.m. on Christmas Eve on Edgewood Street.  Shaw was transported from the scene to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he died.

On Friday, police found Cupe hiding in a closet at 24 Elizabeth St. in Bloomfield. He was arrested on escape from an earlier custody charges.

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