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Homicide Arrest for August 12, 2014 Shooting

On Tuesday August 12, 2014 at approximately 11:29pm, Hartford Public Safety dispatch received three 911 calls reporting a person shot in the area of 363 Sigourney Street. Approximately 4 to 6 gunshots were reported. Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the location and located the victim, Deon Palmer DOB 02/29/1996, lying face down suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to his right thigh and chest. EMS personnel transported Palmer to Saint Francis hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. Palmer subsequently succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 02:36am.

HPD Major Crimes Division Detectives working homicide assumed the investigation. On September 17, 2014, Detectives applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon Henry, 08/26/83 of Hartford. The listed charges on the warrant are as follows:
1. Felony Murder
2. Reckless Endangerment 1st
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
With a bond of $2.5 Million

Henry is currently incarcerated for a separate Hartford incident. He is expected to be served the warrant on Friday, 9/26/14 at GA14 in Hartford.

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Hartford CT, 06103
860-757-4000

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