High School Student Hopes New App Will Make Hartford Safer

The death of a friend shot and killed in Hartford in October gave Carilianna Felix, a senior at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, an idea for a mobile app.

“He was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and they meant to kill someone else, but of course he was there, sadly, and they took his life,” Felix said of her friend.

She came up with the idea to create an app that would let people report crimes anonymously with a tap on their cellphone, alerting police to gang activity, theft or other crimes.