Convicted Felon Arrested with Shotgun in Hartford: Police

Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley

A convicted felon was arrested in Hartford after he was found in possession of a shotgun late Friday night, police say.

Hartford police responded to the area of Franklin Ave. and Bond St. after a citizen called 911 to report they heard two parties talking about going to "get rifles."

When officers arrived, they noticed a man, later identified as Angel Rodriguez, riding away from the area on a bicycle wearing a backpack with a rifle case sticking out.

When officers pursued Rodriguez, he fled the scene into a nearby parking lot, where he was taken into custody.

Rodriguez was found to be in possession of a Remington 870 Express Pump Action .20 gauge shotgun.

Rodriguez is a convicted felon and not allowed to be in possession of a firearm.

Rodriquez was charged with interfering with police, criminal possession of a firearm and operating a bicycle without an illumination device.

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