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Arrest in New Years Day Homicide

On Friday, January 1, 2016, at approximately 12:09am, the Hartford Police Department received several 911 calls of a person stabbed and bleeding at 41 Francis Avenue. On arrival, a male victim was located suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen and chest area. HPD Officers provided first aid. EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased at 1:11am by the attending physician. A crime scene was immediately established and secured by the HPD patrol officers on scene. The HPD Major Crimes Division and HPD Crime Scene Division arrived and assumed the investigation. Several witnesses were immediately identified and interviewed. As a result, HPD Major Crimes Detectives were able to develop strong suspect information shortly after this homicide occurred. On Monday, January 4, 2016 an arrest warrant was drafted and submitted to a Judge of the GA14 Hartford Superior Court. The arrest warrant was approved and signed. The arrest warrant charged the accused, Tequile Walwyn (DOB 12/30/1996), with one count of Murder in violation of Connecticut General Statute 53a-54a. There is a $250,000 dollar Judge Set Bond attached to the warrant, cash or surety. The accused turned himself in at Hartford Police headquarters today, January 4, 2016 at approximately 11:00am after learning the police had a warrant for his arrest. The accused was taken into custody by HPD Major Crimes detectives without incident and immediately transferred to Major Crimes to be debriefed. The accused is scheduled to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court located at 101 Lafayette Street in Hartford on January 5, 2016. Details of the arrest will be available at arraignment.

This investigation was a collaborative effort with of the Hartford Police Department's Major Crimes Division, the HPD Crime Scene Division, the Hartford Shooting Task Force, and the Hartford States Attorney's Office.

Tequile Walwyn

Arrested: Tequile Walwyn, 19, DOB 12/30/1996, of 77 Pershing Street Hartford, CT 06112
Charges: Murder 53a-54a, Judge Set Bond of 250,000.00 dollars, cash or surety. (No Hartford Criminal History)



Deceased: Jonathan Douglin, 20, DOB 11/4/1995, of 68 Boulanger Ave. West Hartford, CT 06110

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