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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



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