Hartford police arrest roommate in connection to homicide on Asylum Avenue


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Hartford Police Department has made an arrest in connection to the death of a man in his home on Asylum Avenue Sunday.

Police were called to a well-being check at 784 Asylum Ave. around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Neighbors told police they had not seen one of the residents for over a day, which was atypical from his daily routine.

Upon entry to the home, officers found the body of an adult male on the kitchen floor partially covered by a sheet. They later discovered he had severe trauma to several parts of his body by means of a bladed instrument.

The victim was identified Monday as Victor King, 64.

Police quickly determined a suspect in the case. Around 9:15 p.m., officers located Jerry Thompson, 42, also of 784 Asylum Ave., inside a vehicle in Keney Park.

He was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held on $2 million bond.

This was the 14th homicide of the year for the capital city.

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