Fight at Hartford gas station leads to shooting; victim in serious condition

Hartford police (file).

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A male victim is in serious but stable condition and five people arrested after a large fight at a Hartford gas station led to a shooting around 3 a.m. Saturday, police say.

According to Deputy Chief Brian Foley, the victim was shot in the torso several times as two of the suspects took turns shooting at him with a .22-caliber automatic gun while in the parking lot of a Mobil station on Farmington Avenue. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was taken to St. Francis Hospital.

Police say before the shooting, a fight between a group of women, the victim, his friend, and the suspects broke out in the parking lot. They say during the fight, suspects ran into a nearby building and came out with the gun.

Surveillance video and physical evidence, including five shell casings, were collected.

Four Evergreen Avenue residents, 25-year-old Sterling Cole, 24-year-old Jeremy Cole, 26-year-old Androl Warsop, and 22-year-old Alisha Holmes, are charged in the incident. The elder Cole is charged with first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. The younger Cole, Warsop, and Holmes are each charged with second-degree breach of peace. Holmes is also charged with interfering with police.

The fifth suspect, 22-year-old Kiara Rosario of Broad Street, is charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Police say they expect to make more arrests in this case as their investigation continues.

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