A West Hartford man is in custody after a fatal shooting on Francis Avenue early New Year’s morning. Police say nearly twelve hours after the bodies of 24 year old Lionel Roldan of Manchester and 20-year-old Luis Rivera of Hartford were found, officers called to a report of a domestic incident determined that the suspect in that case was 20-year-old Jose Medina , who had also been named a person of interest in the shootings.
Police say a pursuit ensued, which finally ended on Kane Street in West Hartford. Police say they found what they described as a substantial quantity of heroin in Medina’s possession. He was arrested on charges in the domestic incident, the motor vehicle pursuit and the drugs. Police say the homicide remains under investigation.