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Arrest Made In May Gunfire Incident

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Police crime scene tape blocked Enfield Street January 10, 2012, after four people were shot.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Police crime scene tape blocked Enfield Street January 10, 2012, after four people were shot. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

(HARTFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –   Hartford Police have made an arrest  in a May 19th shooting incident at 116 Heath Street.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired and   found  five 9mm  shell casings in the roadway.Detectives identified  the intended   victim, who was not cooperative.

After a lengthy investigation, the suspect was identified as    20 year old  Christian Mendez of West Hartford. He is currently incarcerated in connection with  a shooting  incident  on Maple Avenue in Hartford.

In the Heath Street incident,Mendez is charged with Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree,Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit,Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Use of A Firearm.

Bond was set at $200,000.

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