On Friday, January 1st, 2016, at approximately 1010am, a Hartford Police Patrol Officer was approached in the area of Hartford Hospital and informed that a male (later identified as Maldonado) arrived in the emergency room suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the left hand. Maldonado was dropped off via private vehicle.
During an investigatory interview by Patrol Officers, Maldonado admitted to shooting himself while he was attempting to purchase a firearm on Park Street earlier in the morning. Maldonado did not provide officers with an exact location of incident on Park Street, the identity of the person selling the firearm or the current location of the firearm.
On Friday, January 1, 2016, Shooting Task Force Detectives responded to Hartford Hospital and met with Maldonado. Maldonado reported to STF Detectives he was attempting to purchase a firearm while intoxicated and shot himself in the hand at approximately 1am. STF investigators assumed this case and prepared an arrest warrant for Martin Maldonado. On January 26th, 2016, a Judge at Superior Court GA14 granted the warrant, charging
Maldonado with the following charges: Carrying a Pistol without a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm,
and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, with a Judge set bond of $50,000 cash / surety.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, members of the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force located and arrested
Martin Maldonado without incident at his home on Preston Street, Hartford, CT.
Arrest: Maldonado, Martin, 27 Preston Street, Hartford, CT. (10 previous arrests, convicted felon)
Possession of a Pistol without a Permit
Criminal Possession of a Firearm