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STF Arrest in Weekend Shooting

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 7:51pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers on Main St. reported hearing gun shots coming from inside the building of 2006 Main Street. As the officers approached the building, they located a victim bleeding heavily and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Additional, Patrol Officers and STF investigators responded to assist. STF Investigated and developed a suspect with the street name of "Debo". At the hospital, the victim was at one point in critical condition, suffering from six gunshot wounds to the head, neck, chest, back and shoulder. STF investigators identified "Debo" as Deshawn Walton. Several investigative leads were developed leading to the preparation of an arrest warrant for the accused shooter Deshawn Walton. On July 21, 2015, the arrest warrant was granted at GA14 with a Judge set bond $3,500,000.00 bond. Accused Walton was apprehended by members of the STF in Hartford on July 23rd, 2015.

Arrest: Deshawn Walton, 20, of Hartford, CT.

Charges; Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Attempt Murder and Assault 1st Degree.

Victim: Tequan Vail, 25, of Windsor, CT.

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Hartford CT, 06103
860-757-4000

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