Hartford Police Search for Suspect in August Murder

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Jun 26, 2014  |  Updated 2:57 PM EDT
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Hartford Police Search for Suspect in August Murder

Hartford Police Department

Demetry McLean is accused of fatally shooting 22-year-old Jerome Copeland at Evergreen and Farmington avenues in Hartford last August.

Police are searching for the man accused of fatally shooting a 22-year-old Hartford resident last August and have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Demetry McLean, 22, will be charged in the Aug. 14 murder of Jerome Copeland, who was shot to death at the corner of Farmington and Evergreen avenues in the city’s West End. Authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest on Thursday.

Copeland was one of three people fatally shot in a span of two days.

Rasheed Sterling, 23, was also shot during the incident on Evergreen Avenue and survived his injuries, police said.

McLean will be charged with murder, criminal attempt at murder, first-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit. His bond has been set at $3 million.

Police have three additional warrants for McLean's arrest for failure to appear in court. They believe he may have left the state or even the country.

Anyone with information on McLean’s whereabouts should contact Hartford police.

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