Sources identify suspected shooter in second nightclub - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Sources identify suspected shooter in second nightclub shooting

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police sources have shared with Eyewitness News the suspected triggerman in Friday's early morning shooting in downtown Hartford.

Investigators believe 25-year-old Angel "Bobo" Morales, of New Haven, was the one who shot and killed 21-year-old Miguel Delgado outside the Up or on the Rocks nightclub

Police sources also told Eyewitness News the shooting was caused by a fight over a spilled drink.

Police said it appears the shooting occurred after a disturbance that started inside the Up or on the Rocks and spilled out into the street as the nightclub was closing for the evening at about 1 a.m.

Delgado, of East Hartford, was rushed to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Morales is described as 5'8", weighs 145 pounds and was last seen driving a black 2008 Honda Accord with a canceled license plate of 657XUO.

Police said Morales is being considered "armed and dangerous."

They have not recovered the gun used in the shooting and Morales has prior firearm arrests.

Friday's shooting is the Hartford's 17th homicide, police said.

This is the second incident at the nightclub this month. Brian Simpe, 19, of Manchester, was shot and killed outside the club Aug. 4; police have arrested a suspect in that slaying.

City officials pushed for action after the recent shooting. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said he is sending out letters to many downtown clubs and there was an increased police presence in downtown Hartford Friday night.

Police said in both instances, the club was hosting an underage night.

Right now, there are laws allowing 18 and over nights, but the mayor will be talking with state officials to see if those laws could be changed.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hartford police at 860-757-4000 or the tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477) or New Haven police at 203-946-6304, or the New Haven Police Tips Line at 203-946-2875. All calls will be kept confidential.

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