Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) — A man faces charges in a deadly shooting in Hartford earlier this month.
Hartford police arrested Joseph Rodriguez, 43, of Hartford, on charges of murder and criminal possession of a firearm in the death of Javier Hernandez-Jiminian, 34, also of Hartford.
Rodriguez allegedly shot Hernandez-Jiminian on Park Street on May 1. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died, police said.
Officers responded to the scene and found Hernandez-Jiminian. He was brought to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
On May 26, Hartford police said Rodriguez was located in Springfield, Massachusetts, by members of the Hartford Police Fugitive Task Force, US Marshalls, and Springfield Police.
Members of the Springfield Police Emergency Services Unit executed the search warrant of the home where Rodriguez was taken into custody. During the search, Springfield police said one of their officers observed an AR style rifle in a bedroom closet.
Based on that evidence, police said detectives were granted an additional warrant to search for firearms.
“Officers recovered a loaded Ruger AR-556 rifle, a Glock .40 caliber firearm loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition, a loaded .40 caliber firearm, a large extended magazine with 22 rounds of ammunition, 155 rounds of various ammunition, fentanyl, approximately 15 grams of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, THC shatter rocks and $6,400 in cash,” Springfield police said.
Stemming from Thursday’s arrest, Rodriguez faces three counts of carrying a firearm without a license and four counts of possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device. He is also charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of resisting arrest, among other charges.
Rodriguez was taken into custody and is being held, pending extradition to Connecticut.