“Police intervention” likely prevented “further violence” in Hartford on Monday night.
Officers were patrolling in the area of Enfield and Magnolia streets around 8:45 p.m. The patrols were due to “a recent homicide and numerous shots fired incidents,” police said.
Three men were seen exiting a 2007 Nissan Maxima near 13 Enfield St. Officers reported seeing the men “concealing their faces using the hoods of their sweatshirts.” Police said they believed that the men were holding firearms.
After those officers requested assistance, police said a man was seen throwing a firearm into the front seat of the Maxima as more officers arrived on scene.
Police said they chased two men, who “forced entry” into 13 Enfield St. The third man discarded another weapon into the bushes.
After the pursuit by officers, police said the suspects “split up and eluded capture.”
During the search, officers recovered two firearms including Smith and Wesson 3904 9mm with eight live rounds in clip and one in the chamber and a Glock 21 .45 caliber with 13 live rounds in clip and one in the chamber. The Glock was “reported stolen out of Hartford during an armed robbery,” police said. Police said the Smith and Wesson had an obliterated serial number.
Police said they secured the vehicle as evidence. The registered owner of the Maxima “has extensive firearm history out of Hartford,” police said.
The incident took place near the site of a homicide vigil on Monday night.
The “ongoing investigation” was turned over to the Hartford Police Department Shooting Taskforce and Major Crimes Unit.
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