Man charged in December killing in Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man charged in December killing in Hartford


A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Hartford in December.

Police say they arrested Hartford resident Javier Melendez on Wednesday in Manchester. He also was charged with conspiracy and firearms crimes and is detained on $1 million bail.

Hartford police say a judge signed an arrest warrant for Melendez on Tuesday in connection with the killing of 21-year-old Jazzy Delgado of Hartford. Authorities say Delgado was shot in the chest on Hillside Avenue in the early morning hours of Dec. 23.

Police didn't release other details of the arrest.

Melendez's attorney, Herman Woodard, said Wednesday that he is awaiting more information from police and can't comment on the charges. He said he expected Melendez to be arraigned Thursday in Hartford Superior Court.

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