Two Charged in Hartford Murder on July 13

By Ari Mason
|  Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013  |  Updated 2:34 PM EDT
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Two Charged in Hartford Murder on July 13

Hartford Police Department

Hartford police have arrested Tyquan Turner (left) and Lorenza Christian (right) in connection with a July 13 murder on Flatbrush Avenue.

Hartford police have arrested two men in connection with a July 13 murder on Flatbrush Avenue.

Today police served the arrest warrants for Tyquan Turner, 21, of Cherry Street in Hartford, and Lorenza Christian, 22, of Lenox Street in Hartford.

Police said Turner and Christian shot and killed 25-year-old Miguel Rodriguez, of Hartford, after ripping a custom-made gold chain and medallion off his neck on July 13.

Rodriguez was shot several times and died of his injuries at Hartford Hospital, according to police.

Investigators were able to track down the chain and medallion at a second-hand jewelry shop on Albany Avenue. They determined that Christian was the one who pawned the jewelry and were then able to track down the suspects, police said.

Turner is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and carrying a pistol without a permit. He has 15 prior arrests in Hartford and is being held on a $2 million bond.

Christian is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He’s being held on a $1 million bond and has been previously arrested in Hartford seven times.

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