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Hartford Police Offer $5,000 Award for Suspect

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — Hartford Police are offering a reward for a suspect in the shooting of a local pastor and another local man in the city.

Police said there’s a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Aaron Taylor for shooting Pastor Augustus Sealy while he was planting flags outside the First Church of the Nazarene at 932 Capitol Ave.

Taylor also allegedly shooting and wounding Robert Jones at 402 Garden St.  in Hartford on the same day he shot Sealy, police said.

“We believe that he is a very dangerous individual, and we do not want him harming anyone else within our community,” Mayor Pedro Segarra said on Thursday.

Taylor is  charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault.

According to police Taylor apparently left the state, police said.

A convicted felon, Taylor recently returned, said Deputy Chief Brian Foley

Police are asking nyone with immediate information about Taylor is being asked to call 911. General information about Taylor can be directed to Lt. Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089.

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Hartford Police Investigate City’s 10th Homicide

HARTFORD – Hartford police are investigating the city’s 10th homicide after a 28-year-old man was fatally shot on Friday at the corner of Hungerford and Park streets.

Police said the unidentified Hartford man was shot in the head. He already dead when police arrived.

According to police reports, neighbors reported shots fired about 9:15 p.m. Officers arrived on the scene and found the victim on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police major crimes division and shooting task is now investigating.

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Hartford Police ID Suspect For Maple Avenue Homicide

HARTFORD —  Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division have identified a suspect for a Feb. 10 homicide of a 20-year-old on Maple Ave.

Traistyn George, 20, of an unknown address in Hartford, is the suspect named on the warrant for allegedly killing the 20-year-old.

No further information is available for victim who was shot at 366 Maple Ave., police said.

George was charged with murder and carrying a dangerous weapon, police said.

A Hartford judge set bond for one million dollars.  George has not yet been arrested.

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division is asking anyone with information about this incident, to contact HPD Major Crimes Division Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at (860) 757-4089.

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Police Arrest Man for 2009 Homicide At Club Vibz

HARTFORD —  An Enfield man was arrested for a 2009 homicide at Vibz  night club on Main Street.

Hartford Police  arrested Antwan Sease, 21,  of 57 New King Street, Enfield. He was charged with felony murder, murder, conspiracy to commit murder, first degree robbery, first degree conspiracy to commit robbery and rriminal use of a firearm. 

The incident happened on  Oct. 3, 2009 at 3155 Main Street in the parking lot of Vibz Club,  where the victim, Edward Haslam, was found suffering from a fatal gunshot wound, police said. 

On Thurday, police found Sease and took him into custody.  He remains incarcerated, held on a judge-set bond of two million dollars.

Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division Supervisor, Sergeant Brandon O’Brien is asking anyone with information about this incident  to call him at 860-757-4089 or Detective Reggie Early at 860-757-4248.

Anonymous, confidential tips may be made by calling Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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Police Identify June 11 Homicide Victim

HARTFORD — Hartford Police Department today identify the victim of a June 11 homicide in the city.

The victim is Michael McClendon, 38, of Hartford.

Police said that about 11:15 a.m. on June 11 patrol units responded to a report of a serious assault with a firearm in the vicinity of 61 Burton Street.  On arrival, officers found McClendon suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was immediately transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 11:51 p.m.

Police is asking  anyone with information about this incident to  contact Hartford Police Major Crimes Supervising Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089.

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Man Shot On Albany Avenue Identified

NEW BRITAIN — The man who died after he was shot last week on Albany Avenue has been identified as a resident of New Britain.

The man, Christopher Parks, 28, of  New Britain was confirmed by the Office of the State’s Chief Medical Examiner and Detectives of the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division.

On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at approximately 1:17 am, Hartford Police Officers responded to the area of 453 Albany Ave. on a report of a party shot, police said.

Upon arrival, officers located a male party, Parks, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  From there, Parks was transported to Saint Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased approximately 12 hours later, police said.

The Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions are investigating the incident.  Anyone with information that may help solve this crime is encouraged to contact Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-5089 or to call Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

Anonymous, confidential tips may be made by calling Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477).  Hartford Crime Stoppers is a community and business based organization that awards up to $1,000.00 for information from confidential sources that lead to the arrest of a suspect in a police investigation.

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Homicide Victim Identity Confirmed

HARTFORD – Hartford Police has identified the victim of an April shooting incident in Windsor.

The victim, 27-year old Sylvester Tate of 40 Pepperbush Way, died early morning on April 27.
According to police on April 29 at 2:11 a.m., a Hartford police officer working in private detail heard several shots from the area of 289 Garden St.

After arriving on the scene, the police officer provided medical help, while waiting for EMS to arrive. EMS then transported Tate to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment and the hospital pronounced Tate dead at 3:38 a.m.

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