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Shooting, July 18, 2015

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, at approximately 7:51pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were in the immediate area of 2006 Main Street when they heard gunshots from inside that location. Upon tactical approach to the building, they encountered a victim who stated that he had been shot. The victim, identified as Tequan Vail, 25, of Windsor CT, remained outside as the officers entered the building looking for the active shooter. The victim was transported via private vehicle to St. Francis Hospital. Despite police efforts the suspect was not located. Detectives from the HPD Major Crimes Division responded to the scene to assist. The victim sustained multiple gunshots wounds and was listed as being in stable condition and St. Francis medical staff indicated that his injuries were none-life threatening at that time. The Shooting Task Force is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-757-4000. Anonymous tips can be given on our website at the right of the screen.

Hazard Involving Juvenile- Possible Drowning

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to 53 Elmer St. HTFD on a 911 report of an injured child. Arriving Officers determined the parents had already left the address to deliver the child to the Hospital. On the way to the hospital, the parents encountered EMS personnel. The child was immediately transported to CT Children's by EMS. HPD Detectives from the Special Investigative Division as well as the Major Crimes Division initiated an investigation.

The one year old victim, Antonio Armando Delgado, Jr, Born July 10, 2014, was listed as critical with severe injury due to lack of oxygen. The child's parents, Antonio Armando Delgado, Sr, 33 of Hartford and Tamara Lee Santana, 27 of Hartford, have been in contact with investigators. Initial details provided by the parents as well as the child's injuries are both consistent with the child drowning in the bathtub.

The juvenile was removed from life support July 18, 2015, and died before 11:00 am.

An autopsy is scheduled for the juvenile victim to be performed at the State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The investigation is ongoing.

Arrest in March 19, 2015 Homicide

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Hartford Police patrol units responded to the area of Blue Hills Avenue and East Burnham Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the victim at 668 Blue Hills Avenue suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. EMS responded and transported the victim to Saint Francis hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation.

The investigation developed for several months. On July 16, 2015, an arrest warrant was signed charging James Canidate with Murder and firearm violations. Canidate is currently incarcerated in the custody of CT DOC. (He was arrested in March for Assault 1st, Threatening and Violation of Probation with a $750k Bond.) He will subsequently be habeas to court for arraignment on these latest charges.

Accused: James Canidate, 38 of Hartford CT
Charges:
1. Murder
2. Criminal use of a firearm
3. Criminal possession of a firearm

Victim: Teniel Mack, 08/19/83, 92 Boothbay Street, Hartford,CT

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