Daily Blotter – Jan. 26

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

New Haven Homicide Victim Identified

New Haven police have identified the city’s first homicide victim as a 22-year-old New Haven man. Johnny Gilmore was shot multiple times in the area of Water and Brown streets at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was approached by a dark colored vehicle and shot multiple times, police said. Police continue to investigate.

Accused Swinger Organizer Faces Judge

A Granby man who is accused of helping to organize swingers parties at a local hotel was in court Monday. Brian True pleaded not guilty to obscenity and public indecency charges. He and two other men were arrested in November during a sting operation at the Beverly Hills Suites. Police said X-rated photos were taken inside "Club 91," the hotel's bar.  As many as 70 people paid the club $40 each to either engage in or watch group sex acts, according to police.

New London Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

The State Medical Examiner has ruled a double shooting in New London as a murder-suicide.  Jose Del Valle Veleo, 32, shot and killed Jessenia Calderon, 23, inside their apartment on Garfield Avenue on Friday, then killed himself police said. Neighbors called police after they heard the couple arguing.

Attempted Abduction

Hartford police are searching for a car in connection with an attempted abduction and shooting. Police were called to a home on Homestead Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday.  When they arrived, they saw a person being dragged by a vehicle down the street, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital with cuts, broken bones and a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. Police are now looking for a 1998 black Acura with four doors with the Connecticut license plate 354-XET.

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