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Homicide, July 26, 2015

On Sunday, July 26, 2015, at approximately 2:04pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 6 Kenyon Court on a report of an assault with a firearm. Upon arrival, Patrol Officers located an unresponsive victim seated in a vehicle and suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS responded and transported the victim to Saint Francis Hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:42pm. Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation. Evidence at the scene indicates that this incident stemmed from a transaction/robbery involving a significant amount of narcotics.

Victim: Everet Scott, 47 of Hartford

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-757-4000. Anonymous tips can be given using the link on the right of the page.

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.

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
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



Firearm Arrest at Albany & Baltimore

On July 24, 2015, at approximately 1:17pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers in the area of Baltimore Street and Albany Avenue observed a vehicle committing several motor vehicle violations and conducted a traffic stop. During the motor vehicle stop, a juvenile passenger in the vehicle began exhibiting physical behaviors consistent with someone attempting to conceal a firearm. To ensure Officer safety both the operator and juvenile passenger were removed from the vehicle, detained in handcuffs and patted down for weapons. The juvenile, 15, of East Hartford, CT was found to be in possession of a loaded Ruger LCP .380 firearm. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the HPD Special Investigation Division where the juvenile was debriefed and his parent notified; the juvenile was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility for several firearm charges. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Keemo White, 18, of Hartford, CT was arrested for numerous motor vehicle charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed.

One Ruger LCP .380 Firearm containing (3) live .380 caliber rounds

Arrested: Keemo White, 18, of Hartford, CT
1. Improper passing
2. Reckless driving
3. Operating an unregistered Motor Vehicle
4. Misuse of plates
5. Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license

Arrested: Juvenile, 15, of East Hartford
1. Pistol without a permit
2. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
3. Criminal possession of a Firearm

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