HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man was arrested on Monday in a homicide case stemming from August, police said.
Weslie Mendez, 31, of Colonial Street in Hartford was charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm. He is being held on a $2 million bond.
On Aug. 6, Hartford officers responded to 73 Colonial St. and located a woman suffering from a gunshot wound inside a third-floor apartment. Although officers began life-saving measures until the arrival of EMS, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was identified as 29-year-old Adelaida Latorres-Toro, of Hartford.
Following an investigation, an arrest warrant was approved to charge Mendez with the murder. Police said Mendez was a person of interest since the beginning of the investigation and has been in custody of a Parole violation since the night of the homicide.
On Monday, Mendez was released into the custody of the Hartford Police Department, where the arrest warrant was served.