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Arrest Made for March 26, 2014 Shooting

On Monday, March 26, 2014, at 11:06pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Investigators responded to 21 Orange Street for shots fired with two victims struck by gunfire. The two victims were transported to Hartford Hospital. Victim #1 was treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the left thigh and left ankle. Victim #2 was treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the stomach, left thigh and left foot. Numerous spent shell casings were located consisting of .22, .40 and .380 calibers. This serious assault with a firearm was assigned to the Shooting Task Force. During the execution of a search and seizure warrant conducted by the FBI Northern Connecticut Violent Crime Gang and the HPD, an HPD Detective seized a .22 caliber rifle from 2505 Main Street.

James Dudley was identified as the owner of the .22 caliber rifle, and was charged federally for firearm related charges. Ballistic testing conducted on the .22 caliber rifle seized, matched the .22 caliber shell casings recovered at the shooting scene. HPD Shooting Task Force Detectives developed further investigative information identifying Accused Dudley as one of the shooters. HPD Shooting Task Force Detectives prepared and submitted an arrest warrant to GA14, charging Accused Dudley with being a shooter in the serious assault with a firearm. On July 28th, 2015, the warrant was granted by a Judge at Hartford Superior Court GA14, with a cash only bond set at $150,000.

Accused Dudley is currently incarcerated at the New Haven Correctional Facility for Federal Firearms and Narcotic related charges. Accused Dudley will be habeas to GA14 for arraignment at his next federal court date.This investigation is active and additional arrests are expected.

Accused; Dudley, James, 28, of Hartford, CT.
Charges; Assault 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.
Victim #1; Hemingway, Rufus, 22, of Hartford, CT.
Victim #2; Jurado, Jacqueline, Female, 33, of Manchester, CT.

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