HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A piece of jewelry stolen from a Hartford homicide victim helped police track down their suspects.
The fatal shooting happened on July 13th, on Flatbush Avenue.
Upon arrival, police found 25-year-old Miguel Rodriguez, of Hartford, on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and abdomen.
Rodriguez was taken to Hartford Hospital where he died.
While investigating, police learned that when Rodriguez was shot by two suspects, they ripped a rare custom-made gold chain and medallion off his neck.
Police then started checking the transaction records at local pawn shops and second hand jewelry stores.
During the search, police located the jewelry at a second hand jewelry store on Albany Ave., in Hartford.
Tyquan Turner, 21, of Cherry St., was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
Lorenza Christian, 22, of 59 Lennox St., was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Both were already in jail on unrelated charges.
Police said Turner has 15 arrests in Hartford, and Christian has seven arrests.
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