Police arrested two fugitives from justice recently discovered in Western Massachusetts and wanted on out-of-state murder charges.
In separate incidents, police arrested Tyshawn Jordan, 19, and Jordon Register, 21, at locations in Springfield and Greenfield on warrants connected to homicides that happened in Hartford and South Carolina, Springfield Police said.
Jordan, of Moore South Carolina, was arrested on Feb. 11 in a Fernbank Road home in Springfield around 6:30 a.m., police said. He was charged as being a fugitive from justice on a court warrant, police said, in connection to a homicide (a charge of murder by firearm) in Spartanburg County. S.C., police said.
Register, of Greenfield, was arrested on Feb. 4 at Baystate Medical Center around 10 a.m., in connection with a Jan. 29 homicide in Hartford. He is being charged as a fugitive from justice on a court warrant, police said. On that night, Hartford Police responded to two killings. It was not clear from the press release with which homicide Register is being charged.
The two Jan. 29 Hartford homicides incidents are:
The first was a shooting on Webster Street around 9:30 p.m. Police allegedly found the victim, Michael Dudley, 27, of Durham, with a gunshot wound to the head. Emergency medical procedures were applied, but Dudley died.
The second shooting happened on Main Street around 9:12 p.m. When police arrived on the scene they allegedly found a victim, Corey Abdiaziz, 28, of Hartford, in the chest. Abdiaziz was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It was not specified in the Springfield Police Department’s announcement which man was arrested for which homicide or whether the killings were connected.
In the case of both Jordan and Register, the arresting officers in both incidents were from the Springfield Police, Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.