“17-year-old girl killed in attempted robbery; suspect charged”

By | July 18, 2023



On July 15, a tragic incident occurred in Hartford, Connecticut, where a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. The shooting also injured two other individuals and resulted in the death of one man. The incident took place in an apartment on Maple Avenue, and the investigation suggests that the shots were fired between the suspects and someone inside the apartment.

When police arrived at the scene, they also discovered a vehicle crash at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Benton Street. The driver of the vehicle had suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to Hartford Hospital in critical condition. The teenage girl was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, but unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead a few days later.

The investigation led to the arrest of Carlos Frank-Nieves, who was charged with several offenses, including home invasion, criminal attempted murder, and impersonating an officer. Police believe that additional charges will be added as the investigation continues.

This tragic incident highlights the ongoing issue of violence in our communities, particularly among young people. It is a stark reminder of the need for increased efforts to address the root causes of crime and provide support and resources to prevent such incidents from occurring.

The loss of a young life is always heartbreaking, and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the teenage girl who lost her life in this senseless act of violence. It is essential that we come together as a community to support one another and work towards creating safer environments for our youth..