Arrest made in February Hartford homicide

Anthony Austin

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man found unresponsive behind the wheel of his car in Hartford.

Authorities say 26-year-old Anthony Austin, Windsor, was arrested Thursday hiding in an East Hartford apartment in connection with the Feb. 18 shooting of Chace Hernandez.

The 27-year-old Hartford man was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds in a black Audi A4 in the early morning and was taken to the hospital where he died.

Austin was held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a firearm. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

Hernandez was the city’s sixth homicide of the year.

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