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Stabbing on James Street

On September 17, 2015, at approximately 9:52pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to 69 James Street on a 911 report of two people bleeding due to a fight. Upon arrival Patrol Officers found the victim, a 55yo male from New Britain, suffering from a severe stab wound to his arm. He was provided first aid as EMS personnel transported him to St. Francis. At 1035pm, the victim was pronounced Deceased.

In the same apartment, HPD Patrol Officers also located a 67yo male from Hartford, bleeding from the head. He was transported to St. Francis, treated non-life-threatening injury, and released into police custody.

Initial investigation is indicating that:
The 55 yo Victim is the nephew of the 67yo Suspect (uncle). The two live together at 69 James Street. This entire incident occurred within their apartment. Allegedly, the two had been consuming copious amounts of alcohol. Both engaged in an argument that soon became physical. At some point, the suspect severely stabbed victim in the arm with a kitchen knife. The victim then was able to gain control of the knife and stab suspect. A witness then called police.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is investigating.

Arrest After Shots Fired

On September 14, 2015, at 10:49 p.m. , Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the area of 129 Barbour Street on a multiple shots fired incident, reported from an activated "Shot Spotter." Upon arrival, officers conducted a canvas of the area where seven (7) spent 9mm shell casings were recovered in the roadway. At the time no suspects, witnesses or victims had been identified or located on scene. Additional checks of nearby area hospitals failed to locate any victims.

A second "Shot Spotter" activation came in approximately one minute after the first activation in the area of 51 Barbour Street. Nothing was located at that location. It was unknown if the two separate "Shot Spotter" activations were from the same incident. The Hartford Shooting Task Force was notified of both incidents and responded to the scene. An immediate follow-up investigation was assigned to Shooting Task Force Detectives who quickly developed and identified a suspect of Jamie Wilson, 22, of Hartford, CT. On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Hartford Shooting Task Force Detectives submitted an arrest warrant to GA-14, which was granted with a judge set bond of $350.000 bond. Later that same evening, Wilson was apprehended on Judson Street near Barbour Street and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed for several firearm charges.

Seven (7) spent 9mm "Winchester" Luger bullet shell casings

Arrested: Jamie Wilson, 22, of Hartford, CT (Convicted Felon, 22 previous Hartford arrests)
1. Carrying a pistol without a permit
2. Criminal possession of a Firearm
3. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree

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