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Shooting Arrest May 22, 2015

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 8:54am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Units responded to 168 Hillside Avenue for multiple shots fired from a vehicle at an unknown intended victim. Patrol Officers identified the suspect vehicle as a green Infinity I30 with dark tinted windows. Members of the STF/Statewide Narcotics Task Force developed information regarding the suspect and suspect vehicle including a license plate of 9ANBV3. On May 22, 2015, STF Units conducted surveillance utilizing unmarked vehicles. At 5:20pm a 2001 Infinity I30 bearing CT registration 9ANBV3, operated by Elijah Lopez, was strategically stopped in the area of 354 Laurel Street. Further investigation led Detectives to 330 Laurel Street, apartment 404, where the listed firearm, ammunition, narcotics and drug factory was located. Investigators are continuing the investigation into the Barbershop Shooting.

Arrest: Lopez, Elijah, M/H/20 (11/09/1994), of 121 Mildale Ave, Southington, CT.
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Obliterated Serial Number, Possession Narcotics, PWITS
Narcotics, PWITS 1500 feet School and Drug Factory.

Seized was the following:
Firearm: Ruger Model Red Hawk .44 Magnum Revolver (obliterated s/n) w/ six (6) live .44 caliber rounds of ammunition. Ammunition; Two live .45 caliber hollow point rounds of ammunition.
326 Wax paper bags containing Heroin.
One T-Mobile cell phone
Red duffel bag containing heroin stamps, grinders, digital scale, cutting agent, rubber bands and numerous empty wax paper sleeves.
Stamps; "WALKING DEAD", "MAK & ch33ze", "MGM", "WAY TO GO", "POPEYES" and "PAID".
Vehicle Seized: 2001 Infinity I30 four door color green w/ dark tints, CT 9ANBV3.


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