Check for warming centers near you
WEATHER WATCH: Arctic chill sets in over the Northeast
What’s on your Fall #CTBucketList?
Register for the 83rd Manchester Road Race

Outburst in court during arraignment of suspect in the murder of 16-year-old Felipe Lopez

HARTFORD -- A Hartford Superior courtroom was in lock-down after an outburst during the arraignment of Isaiah Benitez, charged with the murder of 16-year-old Felipe Lopez, of Windsor.

FOX61's Sean McKeever was the only news photographer in the courtroom when family members of the victim tried to attack the defendant, as he stood before a judge.

According to reports, court marshals protected the defendant and cleared the courtroom. One additional person has been taken into custody.

Police made an arrest in connection with the murder of the Windsor teen last week.

Hartford police announced the arrest of Isaiah Benitez, 22, for the  murder of Felipe Lopez. The 16-year-old had gunshot wounds was found dead inside a crashed car.   Benitez  was in police custody on assault and attempted murder charges after being arrested on April 26 for an incident in March.

Felipe was two days away from his 17th birthday. Police said the two knew each other.

Police said that Benitez was being held on $1.5 million bond and is expected to appear in court on Friday.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.