A police chase ended with the arrest of a suspect in Hartford's first two homicides of the New Year, but the search continues for another person.
Officers responded to 54 Putnam St. at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a domestic incident involving Jose Medina, 20, of West Hartford, police said.
He tried to escape by running into a Rainbow clothing store in the shopping plaza, police said. Medina had a substantial quantity of heroin when he was captured, police said.
Charges are also pending in relation to double-homicides Saturday morning on Francis Ave near Park Street.
Lionel Roldan, 24, of Manchester, and Luis Rivera, 20, of Hartford, were killed.
Just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, a man approached police outside of the West Indian Social Club on 3341 Main St. and reported that he had been shot. He was transferred to St. Francis Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left chest area.
About an hour later St. Francis Hospital alerted police of a shooting victim who drove himself to the hospital after being shot inside the same nightclub. Police said the victim was the club’s DJ and he saw a commotion on the dance floor and shortly after he felt a pain in the right side. Police said the man suffered a non-life threatening injury.
The Hartford Police Major Crimes unit is currently investigating the shootings.