Arrest Made in Valentine's Day Shooting at El Moro Market in Hartford

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on St. Patrick's Day who is suspected of trying to murder a man by shooting him in the face at El Moro Supermarket in Hartford on Valentine's Day, police said.

The Hartford Police Department Fugitive Task Force found Anthony Torres, 22 of Hartford, in Berlin on March 17 after several attempts to apprehend him and police arrested him on a warrant, police said. 

A man was transported to Hartford Hospital after the Feb. 14 shooting police are calling a serious assault at the 158 Hillside Avenue market. He has since been released fromthe hospital and both he and his girlfriend have been placed in witness protection.

The Major Crimes Division oversaw the investigation.

Torres was charged with first-degree assault, criminal attempt at murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

Torres also had narcotics and a lot of cash on him when police apprehended him and he's a "parole absconder," police said. He is facing pending narcotics charges from state police and will be taken to a correctional facility for violating his parole, police said.

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