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Firearms Arrest on Bond Street

On August 8, 2015, Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Shooting Task Force received information that a person with a firearm was in the vicinity of 100 Bond Street. Surveillance was conducted and a suspect, who was observed matching the given description, was seen displaying characteristics of an armed person. As STF Detectives approached to investigate, the suspect later identified as Taj Banks 25yo, was seen fleeing towards the rear yard of 120 Bond Street. As Detectives gave chase, Banks was observed reaching into his waistband and throwing a heavy object into the rear yard. Banks was detained and a Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol containing six ammunition rounds was recovered from the rear yard. Banks was arrested on the following charges: Carrying Pistol without a Permit and Interfering with Police.

Arrested : Taj Banks 25 of Hartford CT.
Charges: Carrying Pistol without a Permit and Interfering with Police.
Evidence: One Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, containing six (6) live ammunition rounds

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