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2nd Arrest in September 14, 2014 Shooting

On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, at 9:30pm, the HPD ShotSpotter system detected multiple gun shots (in excess of seven) coming from the area of 13 Nelson Street. Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded and canvassed the area, but they were unable to located any victims. At 11:50pm, two victims arrived at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, suffering from non-life threatening  gun shot wounds. On September 4th, 2014, a further canvass conducted by members of HPD Shooting Task Force in the area of 13 Nelson Street, at which time six 9mm spent shell casings were located on the sidewalk. Video footage depicting the shooting was also located and preserved. In October of 2014, Yamil Rohena, 19, of Hartford was arrested in connection with this shooting. The STF investigation continued and a second suspect was recently identified. Guy Pacheco, 22, of Hartford is observed on video handing a firearm to Yamil Rohena, at which point a shootout occurs between Rohena and another male. A warrant was prepared for Pacheco and granted by a Judge at GA14 on July 27th, 2015, with a court set bond of $1,000,000.00. Pacheco was apprehended by members of the STF later the same day. The investigation is still active and additional arrest/arrests are anticipated.

Arrest: Pacheco, Guy, 22, Hartford, CT. (16 previous Hartford Arrests)
Charges:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Criminal Use of a Firearm.

Arrested on 10/15/2014: Rohena, Yamil, 19, Hartford, CT.
Incarcerated at Manson YI sentenced to 731 days, special parole 2 years, for Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Wethersfield Ave. Update

On Thursday July 23, 2015, at 5:28pm Hartford Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wethersfield Avenue and Bond Street on a report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. When Officers arrived, EMS was attending to a 69 year old bicyclist who was suffering from life threating injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the vehicle, 38 year old Dalia Bourassa, failed a field sobriety test on scene and was subsequently charged with DUI in the crash. Four days after the crash on July 27, 2015 at 5:20am, 69 year old bicyclist Carlos Perez was pronounced deceased at Hartford Hospital. The Hartford Police Crime Scene Division is looking for any witnesses that may have seen the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department. Anonymous tips can be left on our website at the left of the page. 

Homicide Arrest for May 26th Shooting

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 11:14 pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 616 Maple Avenue for the report of shots fired, by the activation of Shot Spotter and the 911 report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers located a 23-year-old male victim, identified as Alexis Marrero, inside the Ciales Grocery store, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to both the torso and hand. EMS responded and transported the Marrero to Hartford Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 1:55 am. The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division responded to the scene and assumed investigation.

Several investigative leads were developed leading to the preparation of an arrest warrant for the accused shooter identified as Jonathan M. Contrera, 22, of Hartford, CT. On June 16, 2015, the arrest warrant was granted at GA14 with a judge set bond of $1,000,000.

On July 27, 2015, through investigation HPD/US Marshals Fugitive Task Force and HPD Shooting Task Force were able to determine the location of Contrera. The information lead HPD Detectives to several hotels in the area of Southington, where a canvas was conducted and a vehicle associated with Contrera was observed. Surveillance was established on a specific room at the Southington Motel 6. HPD Detectives apprehended Contrera at the door of the room without further incident. Contrera was transported to the Major Crimes Division for debriefing and will be processed at the Hartford Police booking facility, charging him with Murder and carrying a Pistol without a permit.

Arrest: Jonathan M. Contrera, 22, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Murder
2. Carrying a pistol without a permit

Victim: Alexis Marrero, 23, of Hartford, CT

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