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2 men arrested in connection with fatal shooting

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The following photo of Lorenza Christian was provided by the Hartford Police Department. The following photo of Lorenza Christian was provided by the Hartford Police Department.
The following photo of Tyquan Turner was provided by the Hartford Police Department. The following photo of Tyquan Turner was provided by the Hartford Police Department.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A new Connecticut law, involving the way pawn shops keep track of transactions, helped Hartford police arrest two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in the Capital City in July.

Officers found Hartford resident, Miguel Rodriguez, lying on Flatbush Avenue suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and stomach on July 13.

Rodriguez was taken to Hartford Hospital where he died a short time later from his injuries, police said.

A rare, custom-made gold chain and Scrooge McDuck medallion were ripped off Rodriguez's neck before the shooting, police said.

Following an extensive investigation by police, the items were located at a secondhand jewelry store on Albany Avenue in Hartford, which is only three miles away from the crime scene.

A state law requires all secondhand stores and pawn shops to keep records of its transactions.

"The pawn shops have to take a picture of each jewelry they take in, the ID of the person turning it in and maintain that information," said Hartford police Lt. Brian Foley. "And it is sent directly to us, so it was a tremendous tool in solving this homicide."

Police used the electronic transaction records to locate the two suspects, who were identified as 21-year-old Tyquan Turner and 22-year-old Lorenza Christian. Both were in prison at the time of the arrest.

Police said they believe Christian pawned the jewelry.

The pawn shop wouldn't say how much the medallion was sold for and police didn't know the price.

Turner, who has been previously arrested 15 times in Hartford, was charged with murder, conspiracy murder and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Christian, who has been previously arrested seven times in Hartford, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

On Wednesday, Christian and Turner appeared in Hartford Superior Court. No family members were present in the courthouse.

The judge asked if attorneys have heard from Rodriguez's families and both of them said no.

Eyewitness News tried talking to the victim's family, but neighbors said they have since moved. A memorial still sits outside the home.

Turner, who is being held on $2,000,000 bond, is due back in court on Sept. 27. Christian is being held on $1,000,000 bond.

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