Windsor man arrested in connection with Hartford homicide in February

HARTFORD — Hartford police say they’ve arrested a man in connection with a February homicide.

Police say they arrested Anthony Austin, 26, of Windsor, on charges of murder, robbery, and possession of a firearm among other charges.

On Saturday, February 18, just after midnight, Hartford officers were dispatched to Winchester Street at Auburn Street for a “possible medical emergency.” The caller reported seeing a male passed out and seated behind a steering wheel of a black Audi A4. When officers arrived, they found the male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he later died.

Major Crime detectives began an immediate investigation which included interviewing several witnesses and family members of the victim who was identified as Chace Hernandez, 27, of Hartford.

On April 5, officers submitted an arrest warrant for Anthony Austin. On April 20, police learned Austin was hiding out in an apartment on Burnside Ave in East Hartford.

He was arrested without incident.

Austin was expected to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court Friday and had his bond set at $1 million.