- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hartford police have made an arrest in a gang fight shooting nearly four years ago that left one man paralyzed.

The Courant (https://cour.at/2240TGr ) reports that the alleged triggerman, Carlos Cruz-Santiago, was arrested Wednesday and held on $2 million bail at his arraignment Thursday on charges including attempted murder and two counts of first-degree assault.

Police say the fight among Latin Kings gang members in August 2012 was over a $150 drug debt. They say it started as a fistfight, but escalated into a knifefight and finally a shooting.

Two men were shot and one was stabbed. One man, Armando Laureano, was shot in the spine and lost use of his legs.

Cruz-Santiago was quickly identified as a suspect but is believed to have fled the country.


Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com



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