Suspect in September Hartford Murder Arrested

Hartford police have arrested a suspect in a murder at a gas station and convenience store in September.

Benjamin White, 28, of Hartford, has been charged with the murder of Anthony Wortham, 37, of Hartford. Wortham was shot and killed at R and D Food Mart and Sunoco station on Albany Avenue on Sept. 28, according to police.

According to police, Anthony Wortham had gotten into an altercation with White’s brother and White retaliated when he learned of it.

At 1:12 a.m., less than one hour after the argument, White showed up at the gas station and convenience store with a gun, walked through a crowd of bystanders and shot Wortham in the head at close range, killing him, police said.

The Harford police major crimes division led the investigation and obtained video surveillance from both incidents before obtaining an arrest warrant for White, who has been charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm.

Police took White into custody around 10 a.m. on Tuesday and a judge has set bond at $1 million.

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