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8th Homicide in the Capital City

On July 12, 2014, at 4:55am Hartford Police Patrol units responded to the 20 Auburn St on a report of shots Fired and a ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival, Officers located the victim, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso/neck area. EMS was summoned and the victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital. He was treated by medical staff, but succumbed to his injury, and was pronounced dead at 5:30am. A crime scene was established in the area of 20 Auburn St. HPF Major Crimes/Homicide and Crime Scene responded. The investigation is ongoing.

Victim: Tyshawn Crawford 28yo, of Hartford (Fifteen local arrests, no gang affiliation)

Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089.
Anonymous Tips can be submitted using the link on the right side of the screen. 

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

WaltonD

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.
Charges:
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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Hartford CT, 06103
860-757-4000

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