Police Make Arrests in 2004 Hartford Homicide

Police said the murder was connected to a drug turf battle.

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    Police said Ishmael Gomez and Carlos Rosario have been charged in connection with a 2004 Hartford murder.

    Hartford police have arrested two people in connection with a 2004 cold case.

    Edgardo Vasquez was murdered early on the morning of July ,, 2004, according to police. He had been shot several times.

    Police said the shooting was connected to a territorial dispute over drug sales in the Ellsworth street area.

    Ishmael Gomez, 28, of Manchester, has been charged with second-degree accessory to murder. Hartford police said Manchester police arrested him as he was driving a cab on Main Street.

    Police identified the second suspect as Carlos Rosario, 31, of Hartford. He is in prison on unrelated charges and will be charged with murder, police said.

    Police aid they obtained new information in the case in August 2013  when Rosario, who was in prison iunrelated charges, confessed to the murder.

    Detective reopened the case and warrants were signed on March 17.

    Police said bond for both suspects was set at $1 million
     

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