Hartford Man Charged With Murdering Father of 7

Police have arrested the man accused of shooting and killing a 34-year-old father in Hartford last month.

Raphael Concepcion, 34, of Hartford, was arrested Monday and charged with murder, criminal attempt at murder and first-degree assault.

He's accused of shooting Jonathan Whaley, 34, and Bruce Banks, 22, at 13 Elliott Street in Hartford on July 18. Whaley, a father of seven, died of his injuries. Banks survived.

Police said they believe the shooting was drug related. It marked the city's 18th homicide of the year.

Members of the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force and U.S. Marshals Office Fugitive Task Force took Concepcion into custody Monday at 99 Bond Street in Hartford.

Concepcion is a convicted felon with more than a dozen prior arrests in Hartford, according to police.

He was held at the police department and is due in court Tuesday morning.

It's not clear if Concepcion has an attorney.

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