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Shots Fired / Criminal Attempt Assault 1st- Arrest Made

On May 19th, 2014, at 7:15pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Units responded to 116 Heath Street for shots fired. Five 9mm Ruger shell casings were located in the roadway. This case was assigned to Detectives in the Shooting Task Force. The Detectives identified an intended victim who was not cooperative, however witnesses were located. After a lengthy investigation, the suspected shooter was identified as Christian Mendez.

On July 7th, 2014, an arrest warrant was submitted and approved at GA14, charging Mendez with the attempted shooting assault. Mendez is currently incarcerated on a firearm arrest that was made on July 5th, 2014, at 0200 hours, under case #14-21999, at 764 Maple Avenue, Hartford.

Arrest: Christian Mendez, M/H/20 (04/30/1994), 32 Warren Terrace, West Hartford, CT.
1. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Criminal Use of a Firearm.

Bond was set for $200,000.


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