Police release names of teens shot and killed during confrontation in East Hartford home

Two teens killed in East Hartford home invasion attempt
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 7:35 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 1:48 PM EDT
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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Two teens were shot and killed after forcing their way into a home in East Hartford, police told Channel 3.

The teens, 16-year-old Isaiah Jose Lopez of Hartford and 15-year-old Isaiah Miguel Nevarez from Meriden, were part of a group of three people who burst into the home on Graham Street early Thursday morning and attacked the homeowner.

According to sources, the homeowner’s ex-girlfriend had “beef” with a new girlfriend. The two teens and the third person were friends with the ex.

Sources said when the three entered the home, the homeowner got his registered weapon and shot two of them.

Police confirmed that it was the homeowner who directed them to the injured teens when they arrived at the scene.

The two teens were pronounced dead at a hospital, police revealed on Thursday.

The third person, who sources said had fired back at the homeowner with his own weapon, took off on foot.

The homeowner was said to be cooperating with investigators. He suffered minor injuries.

No arrests have been made.

The case is being investigated as a home invasion with a double homicide, police said.

They also stressed on Thursday that the incident was not random and that they did not believe there to be any danger to the public.

Deadly home invasion under investigation in East Hartford
Two teens were shot and killed after forcing their way into a home in East Hartford, sources told Channel 3.