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Arrest Near School

On October 27, 2015, at 9pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and Hartford Shooting Task Force Investigators responded to the area of 1670 Main Street, the Sands Housing Complex, for a report of a male suspect with a firearm. Patrol Officers staged on the perimeter of the area while the Hartford STF entered the area covertly. Hartford STF Investigators observed a suspect matching the description on the north side of the housing complex near Main Street. As STF Investigators approached the male suspect, he immediately ran away while clutching his waistband. A foot chase ensued. Hartford STF Investigators pursued the suspect east and then north through the basketball courts. Due to a perimeter already established by HPD Patrol Officers, the suspect was apprehended in the school basketball court area. At this point, the suspect was no longer clutching his waistband, and no longer had a firearm. Given the immediate proximity of the S.A.N.D Elementary School grounds, and immediate canvass was conducted.

During the canvass along the foot chase path of travel, a HPD Patrol Officer, located the firearm discarded by the suspect along the wooded fence line between the Sands Housing Complex and the S.A.N.D Elementary School grounds. The firearm seized was a loaded Smith & Wesson, Model SW40E, .40 Caliber Pistol, with a chambered live round and magazine containing nine (9) .40 caliber live rounds. The serial number on the pistol was obliterated.

The suspect was identified as Accused Iran Harris (convicted felon with 33 previous arrests in Hartford) On Harris' person, eleven (11) bags of suspected heroin was located and seized.

Arrest; Harris, Iran, 27, of Hartford, CT. Convicted Felon, with 33 Previous Hartford Arrests.

Interfering w/ Police, Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Weapon on School Grounds, Possession of High Capacity Magazine, Obliterated Serial Number, Criminal Trespass 3rd, Possession Narcotics, PWITS Narcotics and PWITS 1500 feet of School.

Picture of gun available on Twitter @LtFoley

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