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STF Arrest October 18, 2015

On August 23, 2015, at 1:09 a.m., Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and the Hartford Shooting Task Force responded to Norma's Café, located at 379 Capital Avenue, for a large fight outside. A witness was located who stated during the fight, a male suspect fired one shot into the air. One 9mm shell casing was located. Hartford STF Detectives were assigned the investigation. Hartford STF Detectives developed investigative information identifying a suspect, identified as Joshua Rodriguez, 24, of Manchester, CT. An arrest warrant was submitted to GA14 and granted on September 8, 2015. Over the course of several weeks, numerous attempts to apprehend Rodriguez have been made however he has eluded capture and has engaged HPD officers in pursuits.

On October 18, 2015, at 1:00 a.m., HPD Patrol Officers patrolling the area of Broad Street at Capital Avenue, observed Rodriguez walking. Aware of the active felony arrest warrant for Rodriguez, HPD officers immediately apprehended Rodriguez without incident. Rodriguez was transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility where the STF warrant was served. In addition to the STF warrant, two additional warrants were served for Violation of Probation, Larceny 3rd Degree; Reckless Driving and Operating Under Suspension stemming from an earlier pursuit with a stolen vehicle and HPD officers.

Arrested: Joshua Rodriguez, 24, of Manchester, CT
1. Carrying a Pistol without a permit
2. Unlawful Discharge of a firearm
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree

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