Hartford Police Arrest Suspect in 2013 Murder

The murder suspect in a fatal shooting in Hartford from August 2013 is scheduled to be arraigned in court Tuesday after Miami, Florida police located and arrested him on a fugitive from justice charge and he was brought back to Hartford on a warrant for charges in the shooting death including murder.

Demetry Mclean, 23, waived extradition Dec. 10 after Miami police located him Dec. 4 and took him into custody due to an outstanding Hartford warrant. Police transported him from Florida to Connecticut Monday so that Hartford police could book him on charges of murder, criminal attempt of murder, first-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit in the Aug. 14, 2013 murder of Jerome Copeland, then 22.

Hartford police are holding him in custody on a $3 million cash or surety bond and he's scheduled to be arraigned on

Officers responded to 48 Evergreen Avenue in Hartford Aug. 14, 2013 after receiving multiple reports of shots fired and people shot. Police found two gunshot victims and called for EMS personnel.

Copeland, who was shot to death in the chest near the corner of Farmington and Evergreen avenues in the city’s West End, was one of three people fatally shot in a span of two days.

Rasheed Sterling, then 23, was also shot during the incident on Evergreen Avenue and survived his injuries, police said.

Both were taken to St. Francis Hospital.

Police identified Mclean as the shooting suspect and obtained an arrest warrant in 2014.

Police have three additional warrants for McLean's arrest for failure to appear in court.

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