On June 25, 2014 at 5:40pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and South Conditions Unit Officers responded to 8 Orange Street a report of a threatening complaint with a firearm. Upon arrival, officers entered a common rear hallway and eventually made contact with the accused who resided in apartment 2S. The accused was detained without incident. After a thorough investigation the firearm was located inside the kitchen of the apartment. The Shooting Task Force was notified and debriefed the accused who claimed ownership of the firearm.
Accused: Brown, Courtney 03/06/87 of 8 Orange Street Apt. 2S Hartford, Connecticut
Recovered: Hi-Point C-9 9mm Semi-Automatic handgun with six live rounds
On August 14, 2013 at 9:57pm Hartford Police Department patrol units responded to 48 Evergreen Ave. on the report of shots fired. On arrival two victims were located in front suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. They were identified as Jerome Copeland 1/18/91 and Rasheed Sterling 3/20/91.
Both were transported to Saint Francis where Copeland was pronounced deceased at 2223 hours. Sterling survived his injuries. The HPD Major Crimes Division Homicide Detectives responded and began an investigation. Several witnesses were identified and interviewed. Detectives located key physical evidence at the scene that assisted in the investigation.
A suspect was developed and on 6/26/14 an arrest warrant was secured charging the suspect Demetry Mclean DOB 5/28/1992 with Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder, Assault First Degree and Carrying a pistol without a Permit. Mclean has a judge set bond of 3 million dollars cash or surety.
Mclean also has 3 additional prawn warrants for Failure to Appear in court on separate cases. It is believed that Mclean is a flight risk and has possibly already left the state and/or country. HPD is looking for information on his whereabouts.