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Arrest in July 9, 2015 Homicide

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 5:33pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers, South Conditions and Shooting Task Force units responded to 371 New Park Avenue for the report of a serious assault with a firearm. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Daniel Sampel, on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. EMS responded and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 6:02pm.

HPD Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation. Several witnesses were identified and interviewed. As a result of those interviews two search and seizure warrants were executed at 359 New Park Avenue and 361 New Park Avenue. While executing the two search warrants several pieces of evidence were located and seized. Further investigation revealed the identity of a possible suspect involved in this homicide.

By Thursday, January 21, 2016, HPD Major Crimes Detectives established enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant was submitted to a Judge of the Hartford Superior Court and approved. The charges for the accused- Sergio Martinez, DOB 4/28/1986, are Murder 53a-54a, Criminal Possession of a Firearm 53a-217, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm 53-203, all in violation of Connecticut General Statutes. There is a 4,000,000 dollar cash or surety Judge set bond attached to the warrant.

The accused, Sergio Martinez, DOB 4/28/1986 is currently incarcerated in the State of New York for unrelated charges. Arrangements are currently being made by the involved jurisdictions to have Martinez transported back to Hartford, CT to face these charges.

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