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Gun Arrest July 11, 2014

On July 11, 2014 at 4:40pm, Hartford Police Officers assigned to the North Conditions Unit (NCU) attempted to detain an individual that they observed engaging in illegal activity in the area of 2064 Main Street. The individual fled from the NCU officers and discarded a blue backpack that he was carrying into a dumpster in the rear of 2064 Main Street. NCU officers recovered the backpack, which the contained (1) Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum Revolver, the firearm was fully loaded and fully operational. A Patrol Officer observed the suspect in the area of 231 Bellevue Street and after a brief struggle was able to take the suspect into custody. After receiving medical treatment the suspect was transported to the Shooting Task Force where he was debriefed and charged accordingly.

Arrested: Dashawn Walton, 19yo, of Hartford, CT
1. Carrying a Pistol w/out Permit
2. Obliterated Serial Number
3. Interfering w/Police and various other charges.
Being held on $50,000 Bond


STF Arrest

On March 8th, 2013, at 10:48pm, Hartford Police Patrol Units responded to 203 Sisson Avenue for reports of a person shot. On arrival, a scene was located and a gunshot victim arrived at St. Francis Hospital via private vehicle. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and suffered serious life threatening injuries. The victim has recovered, sustained life altering injuries. The shooting occurred during an attempted street robbery when the victim left the Professional Barber Shop on Sisson Ave. This incident was assigned to the Shooting Task Force. After STF Investigators conducted a thorough and lengthy investigation, a suspect was identified. On June 23rd, 2014, a warrant was granted at GA14 in Hartford charging Accused Deshawn Jennings with the shooting assault / attempted robbery

On July 11th, 2014, Accused Jennings was apprehended by members of the STF and FBI Northern CT Violent Crime Gang Task Force without incident. Jennings is being held on a Judge set $750,000.00 bond.
This investigation is on-going and additional arrests are expected.

Accused: Deshawn Jennings, M/B/36 (03/31/1978), of 102 Irving Street, Hartford, CT.
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Criminal Attempt Robbery 1st
3. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
4. Criminal Possession of a Firearm.

Jennings Deshawn

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STF Arrest/Dangerous Person off the Street

On July 13, at 12:03am, members of the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force reported hearing gunshots in the area of Garden Street at Edgewood Street. HPD also received a ShotSpotter alert shortly thereafter. STF investigators observed a silver Honda Accord bearing CT registration 233TPT fleeing the scene north on Garden Street at a high rate of speed. Due to the high speeds, the vehicle eluded officers. The Honda also matched the description of an earlier shots fired incident at Albany Avenue at Oakland Terrace (#14-22962).

Simultaneously, other STF investigators in the area observed a gray Acura fleeing the area south on Garden Street at a high rate of speed. The Acura was stopped on Garden Street at Pliny Street at which point a gunshot victim was located in the passenger seat. An ambulance responded and transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital. The victim stated the operator of a silver Honda Accord fired shots at her for no apparent reason. Based on evidence (spent .45 cal shell casings), the shooting scene was located at 593 Garden Street.

A general HPD radio broadcast was put out all north and south Hartford Police Officers to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle, and an extensive vehicle canvass commenced. At approximately 1:10 am, STF investigators observed the suspect vehicle parked in the parking lot of 690 Albany Avenue. The Detectives took a position of surveillance and radioed for assisting units. Assisting STF units set up in the area as the operator, (Later identified as Accused/McCall), entered the vehicle after patronizing the corner store. The vehicle was boxed in and McCall was detained without incident. In plain view on the front driver's seat was a spent .45 caliber shell casing. During a further search, one live .45 caliber round was located alongside of the passenger seat. In the trunk, a double barreled sawed off shotgun was located.

McCall was transported to the HPD Major Crimes Division where he was interviewed. McCall confessed to shooting the sawed off shotgun on Albany Avenue at Oakland Terrace due to a fight at The Kabbalah House located at 1023 Albany Avenue. McCall also admitted to the shooting at 593 Garden Street, but stated he didn't mean to hit anyone. McCall stated the .45 caliber handgun fell out the window of the car, however, after an extensive HPD search, the firearm was not yet been located. McCall was charged with the listed charges and turned over to HPD Detention for booking and processing procedures.

Victim: Female, 23yo of Hartford: Non-Life threatening gunshot wound to the right side torso.

Accused: Jermal Randolph McCall, 25 of Hartford, CT. (AKA Jamal McCall) -9 Hartford Arrests, Convicted Felon
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Criminal Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts)
3. Assault 1st Degree
4. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree (2 Counts)
5. Weapon in a M/V. (2 Counts)
6. Possession of a Sawed Off Shotgun
7. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
Held on a $750,000 Bond


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