Southington man arrested on gun, drug charges in Hartford

Hartford police say these items were seized from the Laurel Avenue apartment. (Photo provided by the Hartford Police Dept.)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Southington man has been arrested on weapons and drug charges following a Hartford shooting.

Police say 20-year-old Elijah Lopez fired multiple shots from his car at an unknown intended victim on Hillside Avenue last Thursday morning. They say the investigation led to a Laurel Street apartment, where a .44 magnum revolver with six live rounds, ammunition, 326 bags of heroin, and other drug paraphernalia were seized.

The Milldale Avenue man was arrested Friday and is charged with criminal possession of a firearm, operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and other crimes.

Hartford police say they are still investigating the Hillside Avenue shooting.

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