ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Four people, two adults and two juveniles, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old man.
Jonathan Torres was shot in the chest around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on Prospect Street. He was taken to Bay State Hospital in Springfield, Mass., where he was pronounced dead.
A person who spoke with News 8 Thursday said Torres was sitting on the steps outside smoking a cigarette when someone ran up to him, shot him, and took off.
Enfield police identified the adults under arrest as Takai Brown, 18, of Bridgeport, and Cheyenne Concepcion, 18, of Enfield. They and the two unnamed juveniles are each charged with two counts of larceny and gun-relatd charges. The juveniles are also from Bridgeport, police said.
“The car they were in at the time was stolen,” Chief Carl Sferrazza said. “There was also a handgun in the car, so the four individuals were arrested for larceny in the third degree for the car, possession of a handgun without a permit, and weapons in a motor vehicle.”
Brown and Concepcion refused to allow the courts to film them during their arraignment instead, choosing to stay out of sight getting arraigned by the judge through a speaker in a small holding room. Friends who came to court in support of the slain teen said they would have liked to see the men accused of ending the life of their friend .
At Torres’s home, friends and family gathered to pay their respect. His father tells News 8 he was just three credits shy of graduating and was excited about the school year.
However, he could barely get out the words to describe how he feels about the death of his son but says he always be with him .
“We’re going to miss him he is still part of our life and we’re going to miss him,” said Sergio Torres, the victims father.
There will be a vigil for Torres Thursday night on the Enfield green, police say they plan to have extra patrols there .