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Hartford PD, U.S. Marshals Arrest 2 Murder Suspects

For immediate release

Matthew Duffy, Supervisory Deputy/Public Information Officer

District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force
(203) 589-8953

Hartford, CT – The Hartford Police Department and the Connecticut U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Violent Fugitive Task Force today arrested two men wanted on murder charges stemming from two separate shootings in Hartford.

Brian Jones, 28, of Hartford, was apprehended today at a residence on Charlotte Street in Hartford. He was transported to the Hartford Police Department and charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm with a court-set bond of $800,000.

Jones had been identified as suspect after the Hartford PD investigation into an Aug. 14, 2023, shooting incident at Granby and Tower Avenue which left one person dead.

James Chaney, 26, of Plainville, was arrested today on Spring Street in Plainville by the Hartford PD, USMS and Plainville PD.  

Chaney had been identified as the suspect in a May 4 shooting in the 90 block of Hendricxsen Avenue after responding Hartford police officers found two unresponsive men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Hartford Hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

Chaney was transported to the Hartford Police Department for processing, charged with murder and reckless endangerment in the first degree, with a court-set bond of $1 million.

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force in 1999, these partnerships have resulted in over 11,046 arrests (Updated as of 9/08/2022). The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Waterbury Police Departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, eight regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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