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Deshawn Walton Arrested by STF

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 6:38pm, the HPD ShotSpotter system detected four gun shots coming from 697 Windsor Street. 911 calls were subsequently received reporting a victim shot. Upon arrival, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers located a female bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the neck / face. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital and listed in critical condition. Four shell casings were located in the street on front of 697 Windsor Street. Witnesses stated a young black male was shooting at a group of black males on the sidewalk at which point the uninvolved female victim was shot. This case was referred from the Major Crimes Division and then to the HPD Shooting Task Force. The detectives generated several investigative leads and identified a suspected shooter as "Debo".

"Debo" was identified as Deshawn Walton. The detectives developed substantial probable cause leading to the preparation of an arrest warrant. On July 27, 2015, an arrest warrant was granted by a Judge at GA14 with a court set bond of $1,500,000.00. Accused Walton is currently incarcerated for the Serious Assault with a Firearm / Attempted Murder that occurred at 2006 Main Street on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Accused Walton will be habeas to GA14 for arraignment. The female victim struck in the 697 Windsor Street shooting is still suffering from serious injuries.

Arrest: Deshawn Walton, 20, Hartford, CT. (Convicted Felon with 4 previous arrests)
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree.

2nd Arrest in September 14, 2014 Shooting

On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, at 9:30pm, the HPD ShotSpotter system detected multiple gun shots (in excess of seven) coming from the area of 13 Nelson Street. Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded and canvassed the area, but they were unable to located any victims. At 11:50pm, two victims arrived at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, suffering from non-life threatening  gun shot wounds. On September 4th, 2014, a further canvass conducted by members of HPD Shooting Task Force in the area of 13 Nelson Street, at which time six 9mm spent shell casings were located on the sidewalk. Video footage depicting the shooting was also located and preserved. In October of 2014, Yamil Rohena, 19, of Hartford was arrested in connection with this shooting. The STF investigation continued and a second suspect was recently identified. Guy Pacheco, 22, of Hartford is observed on video handing a firearm to Yamil Rohena, at which point a shootout occurs between Rohena and another male. A warrant was prepared for Pacheco and granted by a Judge at GA14 on July 27th, 2015, with a court set bond of $1,000,000.00. Pacheco was apprehended by members of the STF later the same day. The investigation is still active and additional arrest/arrests are anticipated.

Arrest: Pacheco, Guy, 22, Hartford, CT. (16 previous Hartford Arrests)
1. Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Criminal Use of a Firearm.

Arrested on 10/15/2014: Rohena, Yamil, 19, Hartford, CT.
Incarcerated at Manson YI sentenced to 731 days, special parole 2 years, for Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Wethersfield Ave. Update

On Thursday July 23, 2015, at 5:28pm Hartford Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wethersfield Avenue and Bond Street on a report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. When Officers arrived, EMS was attending to a 69 year old bicyclist who was suffering from life threating injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the vehicle, 38 year old Dalia Bourassa, failed a field sobriety test on scene and was subsequently charged with DUI in the crash. Four days after the crash on July 27, 2015 at 5:20am, 69 year old bicyclist Carlos Perez was pronounced deceased at Hartford Hospital. The Hartford Police Crime Scene Division is looking for any witnesses that may have seen the crash.

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