On July 12th, 2014 at 3:23am, Hartford Police Patrol Units responded to 831 Maple Avenue for multiple calls for shots fired. On arrival officers located an abandoned vehicle across the street from the Citgo Station with heavy front end damage from striking a utility pole. The vehicle had numerous bullet holes in the front windshield. A short time later an intended victim arrived at Hartford Hospital with facial injuries, determined by doctors to have been caused by the accident. The intended victim stated he crashed while fleeing gunshots directed at his vehicle from a Hispanic male suspect. This incident was assigned to the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force. Video was obtained capturing the incident. Investigators identified the shooter as Accused Jerry Duncan and also located a suspect vehicle. An arrest warrant was submitted to GA14 and granted on July 16th, 2014, with a Judge set bond of $2,000,000.00. STF members had been actively seeking Duncan. On July 25th, 2014 at approximately 5:30pm, Duncan was apprehended without incident at 74 Yale Street. The firearm used in the incident was recovered.
Accused: Jerry Duncan, 18/yo of Hartford, CT.
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Criminal Attempt Murder
3. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st
4. Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
On June 14th, 2014 at 5:03pm, Hartford Police Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Units responded to the area of Albany Avenue at Oakland Terrace for reported shots fired. A scene was located and secured. A shooting victim arrived via private vehicle at St. Francis Hospital suffering a gun shot wound to the neck. The victim was listed in critical condition and went into emergency surgery. Investigators from the Shooting Task Force conducted the investigation. Investigators identified the accused shooter as James Dudley. An accomplice/operator of a suspect vehicle was identified as Tyvonne Gooden. On July 21st, 2014, warrants were granted at GA14 charging Dudley and Gooden with the firearm assault. The victim is recovering from injuries sustained from the assault.
Accused Dudley is currently in Federal custody on unrelated charges and will be habeas to GA14 for arraignment.
Accused Gooden was apprehended by members of the STF on July 22nd, 2014, at 507 Garden Street.
Accused #1: James Dudley, 28 (07/10/1986), of 7 Great Hill Road, East Hartford, CT. Convicted Felon with previous Hartford Arrests
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Use of a Firearm
4. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
5. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree.
Accused #2: Tyvonne Gooden, 23 (09/08/1990), of 176 South Main Street, Manchester, CT. Convicted Felon with previous Hartford Arrests
1. Conspiracy / Assault 1st Degree
2. Criminal Liability / Assault 1st Degree.
On Saturday, July 19th, 2014, Mothers United Against Violence, Hartford 100 Man Movement, Hartford Communities That Care (H.C.T.C.) and WeWorks Coalition in collaboration with members of the Hartford Police VIN Division and the Hartford States Attorney's Office, held a Local Gun Buy Back Program from 10am to 3pm at The Johnson Stewart Community Center, located at 127 Martin Street. A total of 58 firearms were collected, consisting of 21 pistols, 26 revolvers, 3 rifles, 5 shotguns, 2 derringer pistols and 1 flint lock pistol. Two of the firearms, a pistol and a shotgun, were listed in NCIC as stolen.
This is the first of many Local Gun Buy Backs to be held within the Hartford neighborhoods most effected by gun violence. The next event will be at the Arroyo Center/Pope Park Rec Center (Multi-Purpose Room) on August 23, 2014 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
A third Local Gun Buy Back will be on September 27, 2014 from 10:00am through 3:00pm at H.C.T.C. 2550 Main St. Hartford.
A large scale, state/regional Gun Buy Back is being planned for December.
Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103