Hartford Man Charged With Murder

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013  |  Updated 6:30 PM EDT
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Hartford Man Charged With Murder

Hartford police have arrested a suspect in connection with the city's 7th homicide of year.

Omar Flinch, 19, of Hartford, was arrested July 9 and charged with murder, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and crinimal use of a firearm, police said.

Flinch was accused of shooting and killing Javar Preston, who was walking near the intersection of Blue Hills Avenue and West Euclid Street around 7:37 p.m. May 13 when he was shot multiple times in the head and torso, police said.

Preston died of his injuries. This was the fourth Hartford shooting in three days, officials said.

Finch is being held on $1 million bond.

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