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Suspect in New Britain Murder Still at Large Two Weeks Later

A man suspected of killing the mother of his children in New Britain on Feb. 4 has been at large for more than two weeks and the search for him continues.

Police have identified 42-year-old Benjamin Morales, of New Britain, as the suspect in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Alice Marie Figueroa on Elam Street on Feb. 4 and said they have a warrant charging him with murder.

Authorities said Morales and Figueroa were dating and had two young children together.

The investigation into Figueroa’s death has led to three other arrests.

Sharod Pipkin, 29 of Putnam, is accused of assisting Morales and police said 18-year-old Odalys Morales and 48-year-old Ramon Morales, both of New Britain, are accused of misleading police and/or providing assistance to Benjamin Morales.

Odalys Morales was charged with interfering and Ramon Morales was charged with hindering prosecution in the second degree and interfering.

Benjamin Morales, who is 5-feet-6 and has brown hair and brown eyes, is known to frequent New Britain and Hartford and police warn that he is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3000 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 860-826-3199.

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