Hartford police have arrested a suspect in the city's fifth homicide of 2015.
The charges stem from the March 19 murder of Hartford resident Teniel Mack.
Police investigating the case arrested James Canidate, 38, of Hartford, at a hotel in Berlin the following day. Canidate was charged with assaulting Mack, threatening and violating a protective order.
He has now been charged with Mack's murder.
Canidate is accused of shooting Mack, 31, in the head at 668 Blue Hills Avenue the night of March 19. Mack was rushed to Saint Francis Hospital, where he died.
Police obtained a new warrant Thursday charging Canidate with murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. Canidate is already in the custody of the state Department of Correction.
Since Mack's murder, the city has seen 12 more homicides, bringing the total to 17 so far this year.