Innocent Hartford Bystander Murder Suspect Arrested – NBC Connecticut


Hartford police arrested a suspect in the murder of an innocent bystander in May.

Guillermo Gonzalez, 59, had gone to a local bodega on Tuesday May 10 for a hot dog when he was shot and killed in broad daylight, according to his family.

Gonzalez barely survived COVID-19, two strokes and other medical issues, but a pit stop for a hot dog at a local Zion Street bodega is the reason he lost his life. , said his wife, Zenaida Figueroa.

Police said the shots came from a passing vehicle and Gonzalez was not the intended target.

They said an arrest warrant was approved on May 26 for 23-year-old Jose Estrada of Hartford. He was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of attempted felony murder and reckless endangerment.

Bail was set at $2 million.

“This father was leaving the house because he wanted a hot dog. And he left his house. He hadn’t been out of the house for the past two weeks. He had recovered from COVID-19 and other issues and he just wanted a breath of fresh air and then he goes outside and the unthinkable happens. It’s becoming more prevalent every day, people in broad daylight getting shot,” Reverend Henry Brown said of Gonzalez after the fatal shooting.

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