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Arrest in March 19, 2015 Homicide

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Hartford Police patrol units responded to the area of Blue Hills Avenue and East Burnham Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the victim at 668 Blue Hills Avenue suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. EMS responded and transported the victim to Saint Francis hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation.

The investigation developed for several months. On July 16, 2015, an arrest warrant was signed charging James Canidate with Murder and firearm violations. Canidate is currently incarcerated in the custody of CT DOC. (He was arrested in March for Assault 1st, Threatening and Violation of Probation with a $750k Bond.) He will subsequently be habeas to court for arraignment on these latest charges.

Accused: James Canidate, 38 of Hartford CT
1. Murder
2. Criminal use of a firearm
3. Criminal possession of a firearm

Victim: Teniel Mack, 08/19/83, 92 Boothbay Street, Hartford,CT

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