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Police Arrest Deadly Nightclub Shooting Suspect

Police say an arrest warrant has been obtained for the suspect responsible for the shooting.



    Police Arrest Deadly Nightclub Shooting Suspect
    Hartford Police Department
    Police are searching for Angel Morales, 25, of New Haven, in connection with Friday's deadly shooting at Up Or On The Rocks in Hartford.

    Hartford police have arrested the suspect in a nightclub shooting that took the life of an East Hartford man early Friday morning.

    Angel Morales, 25, of New Haven, was arrested today after turning himself in at the Hartford Police Department. He is being charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm, according to police.

    Morales is held on a $1 million bond.

    Police said Morales is the suspect in Friday morning's fatal shooting at the Up Or On The Rocks nightclub on Church Street in Hartford.

    Police released an arrest warrant for Morales on Sunday to ask for the public's help in finding him.

    Miguel Delgado, 21, of East Hartford, died of a gunshot wound to the chest after he reportedly got into an argument over a spilled drink.

    Investigators said they believe Delgado and Morales got into an argument at the club. The fight escalated outside, and Delgado was shot.


    Morales goes by the nicknames "A" and "Bobo." He has a history of arrest including firearms violations in the New Haven and Windsor areas, according to police.

    This is the second fatal shooting this month at Up Or On The Rocks, and the nightclub is now closed. Police said both shootings resulted from fights that started inside the club.

    During a news conference Friday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said he asked the club to close down and the owner agreed.  

    The owner will meet with city officials next week to come up with a plan to possibly reopen in the future, Segarra said.

    A vigil for Delgado took place tonight outside the nightclub.