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Arrest Made in September 28, 2014 Shooting

On September 28, 2014, an altercation occurred at R and D Food Mart (550 Albany Avenue), that involved the victim, Anthony Wortham, and Rory Taylor. Rory Taylor allegedly notified his brother, Benjamin White, of the altercation. Less than one hour after the altercation took place, White allegedly retrieved a firearm, traveled to 550 Albany Avenue and at approximately 0112 hours, walked through a crowd of bystanders and at close range, shot victim Wortham in the head, killing him. HPD Major Crimes Division led the investigation. Both incidents were captured on video surveillance, evidence was obtained and citizens also helped by providing information. This led to the authorization of an arrest warrant for Benjamin White for violation of CGS Murder, 53a-54a, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, 53a-217c and Criminal Use of a Firearm, 53a-216.

Today, September 9, 2015, at approximately 10:00am Benjamin White was taken into custody by members of the Hartford Shooting Task Force at 310 Garden Street without incident. White was transported to Hartford Police Major Crimes Division where the warrant will be served. He has a Judge Set Bond of One Million Dollars.

Location of Incident- 550 Albany Avenue
Victim- Anthony Wortham - Date of Birth-09/05/1977, of 340 Park Terr., Hartford, CT
Accused- Benjamin White - Date of Birth-03/28/1987, of 310 Garden St. Hartford, CT

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