Police make arrest, identify man killed in Hartford nightclub shooting


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police made an arrest Monday in the case of a deadly nightclub shooting.

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One person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting at the Majestic Lounge in Hartford on Sunday morning

Monday evening, police announced they arrested 30-year-old Joshua Saez. Police said he was struck by gunfire during the incident and then crashed his car near Maple Avenue after fleeing the area. He is currently under guard at a local hospital.

Officers are still trying to determine who shot him.

Saez was charged with murder, criminal attempted murder, two counts of assault, criminal possession of a firearm, and criminal use of a firearm.

He is being held on a $1,750,000 bond.

Monday morning, police identified the man who was killed as 28-year-old Marquis Treadwell, of Hartford.

In addition to Treadwell, four others were injured after several shots were fired just before 2 a.m. at the Majestic Lounge, at 451 Franklin Ave.

Those injured were a 19-year-old woman, a 30-year-old woman, a 34-year-old man, and a 30-year-old man. The 30-year-old woman was reportedly shot nine times but police were able to quickly give her aid.

The four victims are all in stable condition and one has already been released from the hospital.

Investigators said that an altercation in the club led to the gunfire, with two of the victims being targeted. The victims and possible shooter appeared to have known each other.

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Mayor Luke Bronin said police responded within seconds because they were already stationed outside the club and heroically ran towards the gunfire when they heard it, possibly saving other lives.

News 8 spoke with a father who lives on the third floor right above the club and heard the gunshots.

“So I look outside and there are cops already out there and I know they’re not shooting with cops outside,” Lovey Brown. “Ten minutes later, I’m seeing chaos from all over.”

Mayor Bronin said the Majestic Lounge was known to police for having problems. They will not be open for business until the owner agrees to have four patrol officers stationed inside per city ordinance.

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