Sunday Hartford Homicide Victim ID'd

Sunday Hartford Homicide Victim ID'd

There are 21 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 29, 2009, titled Sunday Hartford Homicide Victim ID'd. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Hartford Sunday night as 22-year-old Jeffrey Rodriguez of Nepaug Street.

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Who cares

Manchester, CT

#4 Apr 29, 2009
Amazing how people comes to certain conclusions. I am not taking up for this young man, but what would propel anyone to assume that this young man is a dirtbag, or who is to say he was not really going home from bible study? One thing we all have to remember some people in Hartford are just trigger happy, for all we know he could be out doing honest business, not everyone in Hartford is bad.
Who cares

Manchester, CT

#5 Apr 29, 2009
I hope no one in their families dies today...."DEATH" is not an easy thing, instead lets hope that next time something like this happend and they have to post, they don't think with the same small minds. Always remember, when dealing with limited minded people, no where will we ever get intelligent conversations / comments.
Hartford Resident

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 29, 2009
I do not think is right to call anyone dirt bag. You do not know what this guy was doing, like Who Cares said, not everyone in Hartford is a bad person. I live in Hartford and I am definitely not a bad person. RIP and God Bless His Family.
mad as hell

Hartford, CT

#7 Apr 29, 2009
Maybe people who live in hartford will start talking to the police when they see a crime..It time to take back the streets.
If you dont it will only get worse.
BLESSED

Atchison, KS

#9 Apr 29, 2009
AT ANY COST THIS IS SOMEONE CHILD WEITHER HE WAS DOING RIGHT OR WRONG WHAT DOE IT MATTER NOW HE IS DEAD A MOTHER HAS LOST HER SON AND MAYBE A CHILD HAS LOST THIER FATHER ,PEOPLE SHOULD WATCH HOW FAST THEY CAST JUDGEMENT ,BEFORE JUDGEMENT BE CAST UPON THEM .........
Boo-Hoo

Deep River, CT

#12 Apr 29, 2009
sad wrote:
The bright side is that the person who shot him was exercising his constitutional right to carry arms, without any meaningful restraint as to time , place and manner.
This is gonig to happen over and over again, until the state comes up with some meaningful limitations on who can have guns and ammunition. The police aren't mindreaders, they can't prevent these crimes. Taking back the streets isn't only a job for the people in Hartford. it has to be the will of all the people so the elected officials will stand up to the pro gun lobby. It's a big business, and things will get worse until elected officials care more about the bloodshed than about the lobby.
As long as people insist that those among us who are murderered are dirtbags (not white and suburban?) then there will be no improvement.
How bad does it have to get before you care?
You've gotta be kidding .
In what world would criminals intent on murder give a crap about "State limitations" on who can have a gun ?

These guys will have guns whether or not you or I are allowed to possess one legally or not .

They'll use them , we'll lose them by your reasoning .

START PUTTING THESE GUYS BEHIND BARS AND NOT LETTING THEM OUT .

No plea bargains , no "time off" , no bull .
Do a gun crime , get caught with an illegal firearm , go to jail for a LOOONNNGGG time .

Take them away from the streets and their families , and away from those who would cause others no harm .
florida family

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Apr 29, 2009
r.i.p. young jeffery.
condolences to your family. I'm sorry your life was so short. I pray for your mother and grandmother.
MISSING HIM

AOL

#15 Apr 30, 2009
I CAN'T BEALIVE HOW HEARTLESS SOME OF THE COMMENTS I READ WERE.
I LOVED JEFFERY AND HE WAS A GREAT GUY. HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH AND MADE ME FEEL BEAUTIFUL.
HE WAS SO HANDSOME, JUST BEING WITH HIM MADE FEEL SPECIAL. HE WAS LOVED BY MANY ESPECIALLY ME. I DONT THINK ANYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT. YOU DONT KNOW HIM OR HIS FAMILY,OR HOW HE LIVED HIS LIFE. HOW DARE YOU. SOMTIME'S BAD THING'S HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE YA KNOW.
AND TO ALL OF YOU THUGS IN HARTFORD, WHO NEED A GUN OR TO KILL SOMONE, NEED TO MAN UP. ONLY A COWARD NEED'S A GUN TO GET HIS POINT ACROSS. A DUMB IGNORANT SCUM OF THE EARTH. I PRAY TO GOD THEY FIND THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.
IT'S NOT FAIR WHAT THEY DID OR TOOK AWAY FROM HIM, HIS
GANDMOTHER,FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.
SLEEP WITH THE ANGEL'S BABY ILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
SICERLY , MISSING HIM
The Secret Weapon

Hartford, CT

#16 Apr 30, 2009
It is heartbreaking to see how we are losing so many young people, due to this plague of violence.

My deepest sympathy to the late Jeffrey Rodriguez' friends & family for their loss.
Miss You Jeff

Enfield, CT

#17 Apr 30, 2009
Some of the comments made on here were unesscery. I was 6 years old when I met Jeffrey & god did I love him to death. his family lived next door to mine. He saw me grew up to the young lady I am now. He was consider a big brother figure to me & I still hnag out with his family too (I love you Javi) Nobody understands the pain everyone that knew him is going through I'm not sayinq Jeffrey was perfect but his unperfections made him an amazing person. 10 years of knowing him & I would never think this would have happen. we love you Jeff may you rest in peace I'll see you when I get up there. misssing you.
RIP JEFFREY

Hartford, CT

#20 May 1, 2009
May god bless jeffreys family and give them the willing to over come this sad lost!{{I knew jeff we went to school together}} i know he will be missed dearly but hes watching over all of us now and hes in a better place!
Catman

Essex, CT

#21 May 6, 2009
People, you have to understand that there are a lot of ignorant, shallow, and insensitive people out there who love to take jabs at people they deem inferior, because it makes them feel good. Just give them any human target or popular scapegoat and they will throw their knives. You can't stop it so don't let it throw you. They are small people with small hearts. I live nearby on Nepaug and many of us heard the shots. Friends of his came to ask me if my security cameras had captured anything and I was heartbroken to have to say no. I didn't know Jeffrey but this is my neighborhood and my community and I know what it feels like to lose someone to murder. My heart goes out to all of you. Stop by and visit me and my cats, my friends
boop hartford ct

East Hartford, CT

#22 May 12, 2009
R.I.P. JEFF
MISS YOU
boop hartford ct

East Hartford, CT

#23 May 12, 2009
r.i.p.
miss you
Other neighbor

West Hartford, CT

#24 Jun 1, 2009
Although I did not know Jeffrey, my son did. They used to play together when they were younger. This brutality diminishes all of us, especially his loved ones. I hope they find his killers! Do the police have leads?
MISSING HIM

AOL

#25 Jun 7, 2009
I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY MY LOVE AND IT STILL HURTS JUST AS BAD TODAY AS THE DAY I GOT THE PHONE CALL TELLING ME THE HORRABLE NEWS. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART FOREVER AND EVER. I PRAY EVERYDAY THAT THEY FIND YOUR KILLER AND HE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES.
I FEEL THE POLICE ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING TO HELP FIND HIS KILLER. TO THEM ITS JUST ONE LESS LATINO BOY FROM THE HOOD. I WISH THEY WOULD DO THIER JOB AND FIND OUT WHO DID THIS TO HIM. NOT JUST PUSH IT TOO THE SIDE. I FEEL THEY DO THIS TO ALOT TO ETHNIC PEOPLE AND ITS SO SAD AND UNFAIR. HEVEN FORBID IT WAS A WHITE BOY THEY WOULD ALREADY HAVE THE KILLER BEHIND BARS. AND THAT IS SO THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!
A Destroyed Family

Hartford, CT

#26 Aug 6, 2009
I want to take the time to thank all the people that have shown our family so much love and respect. To the ignorant people that posted non-sense about Jeffrey, I will not acknowledge or stoop down to your level because you couldn't imagen the beautiful person Jeffrey Lee Rodriguez was and how many people he made happy just with his presence. Furthermore, I hope you never go through the pain our family is still dealing with, unlike you we wouldn't wish bad on no one especially if we don't know who they were. May God Forgive you for your ignorance. Jeffrey was my little cousin I don't remember a day without him. My grandmother raised him and he is my mother sister son, he was a very happy person we watch him grow in to the handsome man everyone got the chance to know. His lost has been tremendous it feels like someone has stolen from us a huge part that makes us a family and we could never get it back. His smile was worth a million dollar because that's all he ever did, we could still hear his unique laugh because that was him. Did he ever get mad??? Was he not human?? However he didn't deserve to die the way he did stolen in the night April 27, 2009. As we try to pick ourselves up as a family we will NEVER FORGET that once, just once we had a beautiful soul amongst us and his name was Jeffrey Lee Rodriguez our Guardian Angel... For the record he was 20 years old he had just turned 20 March 11 and taken much too soon. Once again thanks to everyone for the love in behalf of his family that dearly misses him.....
ex girl

Enfield, CT

#28 Apr 26, 2010
i miss you so much and i cant belive ur gone the ppl who talk shit and dont kno a ting about u can go f them selves ....i miss u soooooooooo much and a tomorro will be very heart breakin baby i love u and know ur watchin down on me babe<3 love you rip 3.11.89-4.27.09..........xoxox oxoxo
Bestfrennlova

Newark, NJ

#29 Mar 28, 2012
A Destroyed Family wrote:
I want to take the time to thank all the people that have shown our family so much love and respect. To the ignorant people that posted non-sense about Jeffrey, I will not acknowledge or stoop down to your level because you couldn't imagen the beautiful person Jeffrey Lee Rodriguez was and how many people he made happy just with his presence. Furthermore, I hope you never go through the pain our family is still dealing with, unlike you we wouldn't wish bad on no one especially if we don't know who they were. May God Forgive you for your ignorance. Jeffrey was my little cousin I don't remember a day without him. My grandmother raised him and he is my mother sister son, he was a very happy person we watch him grow in to the handsome man everyone got the chance to know. His lost has been tremendous it feels like someone has stolen from us a huge part that makes us a family and we could never get it back. His smile was worth a million dollar because that's all he ever did, we could still hear his unique laugh because that was him. Did he ever get mad??? Was he not human?? However he didn't deserve to die the way he did stolen in the night April 27, 2009. As we try to pick ourselves up as a family we will NEVER FORGET that once, just once we had a beautiful soul amongst us and his name was Jeffrey Lee Rodriguez our Guardian Angel... For the record he was 20 years old he had just turned 20 March 11 and taken much too soon. Once again thanks to everyone for the love in behalf of his family that dearly misses him.....
i loved jeffrey that was my boi me n my cousin had known him for 11 12 years my cousin was killed to a year before koolaid was his name now both of my childhood bestfriends are gone and it hurts 4 ever lonely.. Miss you jeff n duke. 4 the record none of those ignorant people knew my boi jeff he never hurt nobody but people feared him because his family didnt play that.
His cousin

Hartford, CT

#30 Jan 17, 2013
Jeff me n u were like brother n sister u will always be in my heart I kno your in a better place your with grandma :) watch over me cuz n guide me , you will always be remembered love u

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