Police search for suspect in double homicide

Russell Smith's last known addresses are in Windsor, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts.

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man suspected of fatally shooting two people at a Connecticut bar over the weekend.

Russell Smith, 44, whose last known addresses are in Windsor, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts, remains on the loose and should be considered armed and dangerous, Bloomfield police said in a statement Monday.

He faces two counts of murder in connection with the shooting early Saturday morning at Elizabeth’s Bar & Restaurant in Bloomfield. The victims were identified as Aaron Walker, 43, of Windsor, and Franklin Spencer, 42, of East Hartford.

Both men were pronounced dead at the hospital..

They were biological cousins and brothers through adoption, Chief Paul Hammick said.

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What started as a verbal dispute inside at the bar spilled out into the parking lot where shots were fired, police said.

Police identified Smith as a suspect through surveillance video and witness statements, police said.

He may be driving either a white Subaru Outback with Massachusetts license plate 7DW 565, or a white Acura RLX, with Massachusetts license plate 5ZN 395.

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