Man Chooses Not to Press Charges

An investigation into the shooting of a Hartford man came to a halt after the victim told investigators he would not press charges.

Gregory Hatcher was found with two gunshot wounds in a cotton field off Rec Park Road in Hartford on Monday.

Police investigators say Hatcher told them late Monday night he would not press charges, and to stop the investigation.

According to witnesses, Hatcher was responding to a note on his car when he was shot twice, suffering wounds to his leg and back.

Hartford Police Chief Nick Finer said, “Investigation was developing; we actually had several suspects in mind on this and it came to a halt as soon as the victim said he didn't want anything done, no charges pressed. He basically just said drop it.”

Investigators say only special circumstances or a request from the victim will warrant a reopening of the case.

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