Cold Case Breakthrough: Suspect Arrested in 2007 Hartford Shooting, Police Say


After the suspect in a shooting that occurred in 2007 was taken into custody on Tuesday, the police in Hartford declared on Friday that the cold case is almost completely solved.

After Ramon Smith, 35, of Hartford, Connecticut, was extradited to Connecticut from Warren, Maine, the police arrested under the circumstances. Following the shooting murder of Joshua McClelland, Smith is now facing charges related to the incident, according to the police.

After receiving a plea for assistance on the evening of March 25, 2007, officers responded to the 200 block of Blue Hills Avenue. When they arrived, they discovered McClelland suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries, according to the police.

At the time, Smith and McClelland were both already 18 years old.

Murder and illegal possession of a firearm were the charges that were brought against Smith. He is being kept free on a bail of one million dollars.

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