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Firearm Arrest at 97 Wethersfield Avenue

On July 25, 2015, Patrol Officers from the Hartford Police Department received information that an individual in a tan, older model Lexus had been involved in street robberies throughout the City of Hartford. A description of both the vehicle and the suspect were given, shortly thereafter members of the HPD Shooting Task Force observed a vehicle and individual matching the description provided driving north on Wethersfield Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the operator was identified as Kuwan Russ, 36, of Hartford. During the stop a Glock 9mm pistol (stolen) with ten rounds was located on Kuwan Russ. Portable police lights, pepper spray, flashlights, a monocular as well as several masks and disguises were located inside the vehicle. Russ, a Convicted Felon with a prior robbery and firearm history was arrested and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility for processing.

Evidence:
Glock model 26 9mm pistol containing (10) 9mm ammunition rounds (stolen from New York)
One red/blue portable police light
One pepper spray canister
One 16X52 monocular
One tactical flashlight
Four ski masks
One dreadlock headpiece disguise
One winter hat
One black T-shirt
One black Champion jacket

Arrested: Kuwan Russ, 36, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Pistol without a permit
2. Criminal possession of a Firearm
3. Theft of a Firearm
4. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
5. Failure to properly display registration

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860-757-4000

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