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Suspect in Hartford Murder Arrested After Fleeing to Puerto Rico: Police

Police said he fled to Puerto Rico after the murder.

Hartford police have arrested a suspect in a murder and said authorities apprehended Luis Quinones-Aponte, 32, of Groton, at Bradley Airport when he returned to Connecticut after fleeing to Puerto Rico. 

Quinones-Aponte is accused of shooting Eduardo Anes in the chest. Officers found Anes with a single gunshot wound when they responded to his Henry Street home on Saturday, Feb. 24 after shot spotter detected five gunshots. 

Anes was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police. 

Investigators identified Quinones-Aponte as the suspect in what they believe was a drug-related slaying and learned that he’d fled to Puerto Rico, police said.

Then, detectives learned that Quinones-Aponte was returning to Connecticut on Monday and a team responded to Bradley International Airport and took him into custody. 

Bond for Quinones-Aponte was set at a $1 million for the charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal possession of a firearm. 

He will be arraigned today. 

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call Major Crimes Division Lieutenant Paul Cicero at 860-757-4179 or the Hartford Police Department confidential tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477). 

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