Four arrested following deadly shooting in EnfieldPosted: Updated:
Four people were arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of a man in Enfield late Wednesday night.
The victim was identified as 19-year-old Jon Torres.
The suspects were 18-year-olds Takai Brown and Cheyenne Concepcion, along with two juveniles ages 16 and 17. All four were identified by witnesses who saw them at the scene. They were scheduled to face a judge on Thursday.
Their charges include possession of a stolen car, third-degree larceny and possession of a weapon without a permit.
Police said no one was charged with homicide yet. They said they still have a lot of work to do before that can happen.
Investigations at two scenes continued on Thursday.
The first was on Prospect Street in the Thompsonville section of town. That's where police say Torres was shot.
The second scene is about 16 miles down I-91, where Eyewitness News cameras captured two people being hauled off in handcuffs. Police said that's where they stopped the car connected to the shooting.
"It's crazy because the kid's quiet. He goes to school. He's not violent, doesn't get in trouble," said Dana Graham of Enfield. "(It's) just weird for out here. He's a good kid."
Graham said she was sitting on a porch, speaking with a friend, when the sound of gunfire shattered the calm September night.
Police said around 9 p.m., they arrived on Prospect Street to discover the victim lying in the road.
He was rushed to Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA, where he was pronounced dead.
All night Enfield police, along with investigators from the state police Major Crimes Squad, gathered evidence and spoke with witnesses.
Police said the eyewitnesses were able to give them a description of the car and suspects. Not long after the shooting, they found the car at a gas station in Windsor. They said the vehicle was stolen and that a weapon was found inside.
"Connecticut State Police pulled over a car," said Chief Carl Sferrazza, Enfield police. "We sent our people up there. We're looking at those individuals as suspects. At this point, the car they're in is stolen, and there is a weapon in the car. We're still investigating that part."
"It's just sad that people shoot people for stupid reasons," Graham said.
The community in Thompsonville planned a vigil for Torres Thursday night. It was slated to start at 6:45 p.m. on the Enfield town green and march down North Main Street to High Street and back.
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