July 16 – Boisvert’s investigation reveals that Frank-Nieves, Vargas-Mercado and an unidentified third man have been behind a house invasion on Maple Road that led to a taking pictures Saturday.
Frank-Nieves was significantly injured within the taking pictures, whereas Vargas-Mercado, additionally of Philadelphia, was killed, Boisvert stated.
A 3rd suspect within the incident remains to be beneath arrest, police stated.
Boisvert stated officers responded to an condominium constructing within the 500 block of Maple Avenue round 3:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a person with a gunshot wound.
Boisvert stated officers encountered a crashed car on the intersection of Maple Avenue and Benton Road with a passenger affected by a number of gunshot wounds. The injured man was taken to Hartford Hospital and listed in essential situation, he stated. That man is believed to be the sufferer of the theft, Boisvert stated Sunday.
Different officers discovered a 17-year-old lady shot contained in the condominium, Boisvert stated. She was transported to Connecticut Kids’s Medical Middle, the place she was listed in essential situation, he stated.
Boisvert stated officers have been dispatched moments later to the 100 block of Wethersfield Avenue after two males have been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The 2 males have been later recognized as Frank-Nieves and Vargas-Mercado.
Boisvert stated investigators consider the taking pictures occurred inside a Maple Avenue condominium.
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“It’s believed that there was an trade of fireplace between fellow combatants and this was not a random act,” Boisvert stated.
Frank-Nieves is charged with dwelling invasion, conspiracy to commit dwelling invasion, impersonating a police officer, prison possession of a firearm, two felony counts every of tried homicide and danger of harm to a minor, and three felony counts.
The police division’s Main Crimes and Crime Scene Models are nonetheless investigating the taking pictures.