Hartford Police detectives used DNA, ballistics, social media, video surveillance and witness interrogation to locate and arrest two men allegedly involved in the Sigourney Boulevard murder in April. did.

Police have arrested 27-year-old Chris Olds of East Hartford in connection with the death of Michael Foley on July 20. Olds has been charged with murder, first-degree assault, and criminal possession of a firearm, according to police. Police had previously arrested Corey Fairley, 23, of Hartford on May 30 on suspicion of involvement in the murder. Police say he has been charged with aiding homicide, aiding first-degree assault, and criminal possession of a firearm.

Courant obtained copies of the affidavits for the arrest warrants for Olds and Fairey. It details the alleged crimes and the steps the detectives took to identify the suspects.

On April 15, police were called to 238 Sigourney St. and a shooting was reported. They found his 25-year-old Michael Foley in Hartford suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Foley was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 16 minutes later. According to the warrant, an autopsy by the Chief Coroner’s Office on April 16 confirmed the murder and cause of death to be gunshot wounds to his head and torso.

According to his obituary, Foley was a landscaper who worked in the tree-cutting business and liked to fish and ride motorcycles.

A second victim, Bruce Young, 56, arrived in St. Francis with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right leg.

Police found a 45-caliber firearm in Foley’s pants, a cell phone, four used 9mm cartridges, and a substance suspected to be crack cocaine at the scene, the warrant said. They were also given information that the suspect was wearing a red shirt and fled the scene towards Collins Street.

Minutes after the shooting, police received a call from the management of the Huntington Street facility and interested citizens to obtain more information.

Property management reported finding black and gray hoodies in the back parking lot. A firearm was later found wrapped in a black hoodie with “Hilfiger” written in white across the front. Police later determined the sweatshirts belonged to people involved in the shooting, the warrant said.

The shells fired from the gun were compared to those found at the scene, and detectives determined that both were likely fired from the gun used in the murder.

It was later found that DNA samples taken from the gun likely matched Fairey and two unknown sources, according to the warrant. determined that it is likely to match

Private city and local cameras captured Foley and Young walking down Sigourney Street prior to filming. According to the warrant, he was then approached by three of his men, one in a gray hoodie, his second in a black hoodie, and his third in a light blue shirt, killing Foley and Young. I spoke to The five men finish their conversation, and the three men continue walking south on Sigourney.

The man in gray, later identified as Olds, and the man in black, later identified as Fairey, then turn around and walk towards Foley and Young, rejoining the conversation.

According to the warrant, Olds then allegedly manufactured firearms and shot Foley. Foley falls to the ground and Young drags his leg. Olds then hid behind a red Mitsubishi and shot Foley again, after which he allegedly fled the scene towards Collins Street with Fairey. A man in a light blue shirt remains before leaving.

Police were able to identify the man in blue and interviewed him as a witness to the murder. He told police he didn’t know his real name, the warrant said.

A witness gave police access to his personal Facebook account and mobile phone and showed them the Facebook profile of a man he knew as “Rondo.” Detectives later used this profile to search a database of social media profiles to identify Olds.

Police also saw a video of a witness and a man wearing a black sweatshirt with “Hilfiger” written across his chest, posted hours before the killing. According to the warrant, detectives immediately recognized the man and identified him as Fairey.

Witnesses later identified Olds and Fairey as involved in the shooting when presented with photographs, the warrant said.

Police obtained a warrant for Fairey’s DNA and collected it at a probation meeting scheduled for May 2. Even though Fairey claimed he never touched the gun during police questioning, it was more likely to match DNA collected from the gun on May 27.

Fairey told detectives on May 2 that he had only met Olds once before the shooting and did not know his real name. When he turned around, he heard a gunshot and was shot in the leg, but did not seek medical attention.

He told detectives that he had fled the scene, and Olds chased him down, pointed the gun at him, and ordered him to give him his black hoodie.

Fairey was then presented with a lineup of photographs of eight men and did not identify Olds when shown his photograph. Instead, he identified a man unrelated to the investigation.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Fairley after a DNA match and arrested him in Enfield on May 30. 1 second

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Lineup of photos, he identified Olds and said he was 100 percent sure of it, the warrant said. said.

Fairey told detectives that Olds informed him that Foley, who had reportedly been in trouble while they were in prison together, was on Sigourney Street. He said Olds said he was going to “handle it” that day, April 15th.

The three drove to the back of Sigourney Mews’ apartment and walked toward the victim, Fairey told detectives.

Fairey then told police that the three had greeted Foley and Young and that he and Olds had returned to the victim after driving south through Sigourney so Olds could “cope”. According to the warrant, he said Foley “reached” and Olds took out a firearm and shot him.

The two ran south to the back of the building on Huntington Street, where Olds gave Fairey the gun, and Fairey gave Olds a black hoodie to wipe the gun off.

Fairey’s attorney, Michael Dwyer, declined to comment on the story. It has not been.

To contact Mike Mavredakis: mmavredakis@courant.com.

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