On Monday 10/23/17 at approximately 9:16pm, HPD officers arrested a suspect in the vicinity of 555 Albany Avenue in possession of a loaded firearm. The suspect was observed showing his firearm in a "bodega" located at 555 Albany Avenue. A witness contacted a retired Hartford Police Officer who called HPD. HPD relayed the information and description to north patrol division officers. The suspect was identified and safely apprehended without incident. HPD Officers recovered a loaded 9mm pistol with 17 rounds of ammunition, 50 small bags of marijuana, and 11 plastic cylinders of marijuana (over 4 ounces). The firearm was reported stolen under HPD Case# 14-6312. The suspect was taken to 50 Jennings Road and was debriefed by FVRT detectives. Officers were commended for their use of tactics in safely securing the armed suspect.
Arrested- Cory Brown 43yo, Hartford, CT. (Convicted Felon, 31 previous Hartford Arrests)
Charges- Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Pistol without a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Possession
of a High Capacity Magazine, Possession with intent to Sell Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Marijuana
(over 4 Ounces.)
Firearm- Springfield Armory XDM 9mm with 17 bullets.
Over 4 ounces of marijuana.