Hartford Police Dive Team Training Turns Up Gun Related to Cold-Case Homicide

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    Police searched the pond at Pope Park in Hartford for guns used in two fatal shootings in Hartford. Today they found a gun, but haven't specified which case it might be linked to.

    Today’s Hartford Police Dive Team training turned up a gun that police believe is linked to a year-old cold-case homicide.

    The dive team trains once a month, often at sites where evidence could be located. Police said they think the gun they found today is related to a fatal shooting that happened more than a year ago, but haven’t specified which.

    “There are a few cases where we have credible information regarding specific evidence in that pond,” said Lt. Brian Foley, Hartford police spokesman and head of the Major Crimes Division. “The gun recovered today is consistent with one of those cases.”

    In April, police searched the park for guns related to fatal shootings in 2009 and 2010.

    Police have searched Pope Park Pond many times and said they will continue to do so. It’s not clear when they’ll dive at the pond again.