HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Hartford police are investigating after a woman was killed in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
Police say at around 3:47 a.m., an officer was on patrol on Park Street, when he observed a group of people congregating around two parked cars. The officer then observed one of the individuals point a gun in the direction of the driver’s window of a parked Honda and shoot a round.
HPD investigating overnight homicide at 577 Park St. Suspect in custody. Female victim.
— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) January 1, 2017
The identities of the female victim and suspect have not yet been released. There are no further details on the homicide at this time.
Police say the officer ordered the man to drop the gun but the man ran off and into a parked car. When the officer ordered the man out of the car, he exited and fled on foot on Park Street. The officer then chased the suspect and was able to apprehend him. The suspect was later identified as 30-year-old Ulises Robles, of West Hartford.
The victim in the Honda, later identified as 28-year-old Luz Rosado, of Wethersfield, was found with a gunshot wound to the upper chest. She was taken to Hartford Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Robles was charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm. The incident remains under investigation.
Police say New Year’s Eve/ Day has proven to be violent historically. However Hartford police say they had an all time low in homicides in 2016.