Police Seek Suspect in Hartford Homicide

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
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Police Seek Suspect in Hartford Homicide

Hartford Police

Montrell Brown is wanted in connection with a July homicide in Hartford. He is believed to be armed and on the run.

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Hartford police have an arrest warrant for a man suspected of a 2013 murder in Hartford and believe he is on the run.

Police are looking for Montrell Brown, 38, in connection with the murder of Edmond Johnson Jr. 30, of Hartford.

According to Hartford police, Brown, who also goes by “Bush,” frequents the area of Albany Avenue, Vine Street and Magnolia Street.

Police said this morning that he might be with his brother, Tremaine Jackson, 37, who is also known as "Thick," but Jackson was arrested this morning on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Homicide detectives believe Brown is on the run and trying to avoid authorities.

Police have not found the gun used in the murder and ask people to exercise "extreme caution" with Brown or his brother.

Edmond Johnson was killed on July 27, 2013.

Shot Spotter recorded multiple shots in the area of Albany Avenue and Vine Street and a resident called 911 to report a man lying on the ground.

When police responded, they found Johnson in the front of 717 Albany Ave. He had been shot several times in the upper chest, police said.

Police started giving Johnson emergency medical treatment and an ambulance transported him to St Francis Hospital.

Johnson was initially listed as stabilized in critical condition, but was pronounced at 5:45 a.m.

On Feb. 21, Major Crimes Division homicide detectives secured an arrest warrant charging Brown with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and carrying a pistol without a permit

Bond was set at $1 million.

Anyone with information about Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at (860) 757-4089 or report a tip anonymously to Hartford Crime Stoppers at (860) 722-TIPS.

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