Hartford Police Seek 2013 Homicide Suspect

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, May 6, 2014  |  Updated 11:03 PM EDT
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Hartford Police Seek 2013 Homicide Suspect

Hartford Police Department

Hartford police are searching for Shadeed Islam in connection with a 2013 homicide.

Police are looking for the man accused of shooting and killing a 39-year-old Hartford man in the city last September.

Authorities are searching for Shadeed Islam, 34, in connection with the fatal shooting of Kareem Lewis on Sept. 19, 2013. It happened in the area of Sout hmarshall and Case Streets, police said.

Lewis was found with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Detectives have identified Islam as the suspected shooter. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Islam on April 28 and are searching for him. Islam's bond is set at $5 million and he'll face murder charges, police said.

Islam has a criminal record, with 39 previous arrests in Hartford, including narcotics and firearms violations, according to police.

The gun used in the fatal shooting has not been recovered. Police said Islam may be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Islam is urged to call Hartford Police Sgt. Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089. Anonymous tips can be submitted to 860-722-TIPS.

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