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Hartford Cops Arrest Suspect in City’s First Homicide

HARTFORD – Hartford Police arrested a Manchester man for the death of a Hartford resident, who was fatally shot several times in a parking lot early January, the city’s first homicide victim in 2014.

The suspect, Deranna Fletcher, 28, of 39 Buckland St. in Manchester, was arrested on Jan. 29 and charged with murder, murder conspiracy, criminal possession of firearms. His bond was set at $2 million

On Jan. 15, 2014 Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division initiated the homicide investigation after neighbors reported several shots and saw a car drive off in the direction of Asylym Avenue.

The victim, Mark McNickle, was  found with several gun shot wounds and taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he died at 10: 22 p.m., police said..

Police charge Deranna Fletcher with the first murder of 2014

Police charge Deranna Fletcher with the first murder of 2014

Police told this story: On Jan. 29, the detectives developed a suspect who allegedly shot McNickle several times in the rear parking lot at 85 Sumner St.

Detectives worked overnight and obtained two search warrants through the Connecticut States Attorney’s Office. One of the warrants was for an address in East Hartford and the other warrant was for 39 Buckland St. #1522 Manchester CT. Hartford Detectives collaborated with members of the East Hartford Police Department, EHPD SWAT, the Manchester Police Department, and the CREST SWAT Team.

By Thursday at 5:15 a.m. the operation was launched and both high-risk search warrants were simultaneously executed.

At the Manchester address, the below listed accused, Fletcher was located.

Also located within the apartment was 98 pounds of marijuana, $39,000 in cash, two firearms, ammunition and related evidence.

Following the execution of the search warrant,  Fletcher was arrested and charged by Manchester Police Narcotics Detectives.

Fletcher was then released by the Manchester Police Department into the custody of the Hartford Police Department. Fletcher was then taken to the HPD where the arrest warrant was served.

Fletcher is is being held on a $2,000,000 Bond.

  

 

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