Skip to content


11/13/2019 - 11/13/19-Arrest of Willie McFarland - 2 Counts of Murder - 1987 Incident


Date:  November 13, 2019
Contact:  Captain Ronald Smith

Phone:  (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-152

 Early this morning the Hamden Police Department arrested Willie McFarland, 52, of 517 Norton Parkway, Apartment 1, New Haven. 

McFarland was charged with the August 21, 1987 murders of Fred Harris, 59, and his son Gregory Harris, 23. They were killed inside of their residence, located at 655 Fitch Street. The Hamden Police Department has continued to investigate this heinous crime for over 32 years.

Willie McFarland has been charged with 2 counts of Murder. He was arraigned at Meriden Superior Court this morning. He is being detained on a court-ordered $2,000,000.00 bond.

The Hamden Police Department will hold a press conference at 3:15p.m. today at Hamden Police Headquarters to provide further details.    

Contact Us

  • (203)230-4000
  • 2900 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT
Hamden PD, Patch

Additional Links