Second man charged with murder for 2018 homicide of 16-year-old Stamford boy

STAMFORD — A second man was charged with murder Tuesday in the 2018 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.

John “Gotti” Montero-Delossantos, 21, of Stamford, was arrested on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder Tuesday afternoon in connection with the fatal shooting of Marcus Hall.

Hall was shot multiple times on the night of Sept. 20, 2018, in the area of 62 Pequot Lane, police said. The killing of the Westhill High School student and aspiring skateboarder left the West Side community shaken to its core.

Last week, police arrested Isaias Delacruz on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and carrying a pistol without a permit in connection with the 2018 slaying.

Investigator Louis Burdi said in the warrant for Delacruz’s arrest that police used surveillance footage, witness testimony and anonymous tips to help build the case against the two men accused.

Multiple witness accounts place Delacruz and Montero-Delossantos in the area of the Southwood Square Complex, also known as the Village, on the night Hall was killed, Burdi said in the warrant.

Security camera footage in the area of the complex helped police identify a small white sedan with a “distinctive dark-colored gas cap door” and dark-colored rims as a vehicle of interest, Burdi said.

Officers tracked down the vehicle’s owner, who confirmed picking up Delacruz and Montero-Delossantos on the night of the shooting and taking them to the Southwood Square Complex, the warrant said.

The witness told police that the two then disappeared for about 20 minutes, then returned and asked her to drive in the opposite direction, the warrant said. The witness said she had no knowledge of the shooting, the warrant said.

This witness’ account was corroborated by at least three other individuals and video surveillance from the area, the warrant said.

One witness told police that Montero-Delossantos had even pulled out the gun allegedly used in the murder during a hangout and bragged that it had been used in the killing of Hall, the warrant said.

Montero-Delossantos is in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Corrections and is currently serving a prison sentence on an unrelated drug conviction.