Hartford Police offer $50,000 reward for arrest in 2015 homicide

Ricardo Rivera (Hartford Police)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Hartford Police are offering a $50,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2015 homicide.

Police say at around 10:16 p.m. on October 21, 2015, officers responded to the area of 7 Cherry Street on the report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers found 19-year-old Ricardo Rivera suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Rivera was taken to an area hospital where he died the next day.

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Police say minimal evidence was recovered from the scene and to date no witnesses have come forward. Investigators are hoping this reward may lead to a conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide of Ricardo Rivera is asked to contact Hartford Police. Tips may be left anonymously at (860) 722-8477 or by calling Major Crimes Division Lieutenant Paul Cicero at (860) 757-4179.

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