NB shooting arrest

Justin Hapgood (WFSB/New Britain Police Department)

NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) – New Britain Police arrested two teens for the murder of a man on North Street Tuesday night. 

The victim, identified as Erik Rivera, was shot at the intersection of North and Oak Street around 7:30 p.m.

Rivera was brought to Hartford Hospital for treatment, but later died.

On Wednesday, New Britain police arrested 18-year-old Justin Hapgood and a 17-year-old. 

Hapgood was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. 

He is being held on a $2 million bond and is expected to appear in court on Thursday. 

The 17-year-old was remanded to the juvenile detention center and is also being held on a $2 million bond. 

He was charged with accessory to murder. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Britain police at 860-826-3131.

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