Arrest made in Danbury homicide

Garfield Sanderson

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Danbury have arrested the man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting that happened earlier this month.

Garfield Sanderson is charged with the murder of 23-year-old Jeliel Kingston. Kingston was shot to death outside of a nightclub on White Street in Danbury back on Saturday, May 3.

Sanderson was arrested Monday morning by members of the Detective Division, Patrol Division, US Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Danbury Police. He was found at an apartment located at 955 Main Street. Police say they also found two handguns in the home.

“This was cooperation between law enforcement agencies at its best,” said Bridgeport Captain James Viadero. “Our detectives were assisting Danbury investigators within hours of the shooting and Danbury investigators spent much of the last week in Bridgeport. Danbury detectives are top notch. There was never a question of jurisdiction. The only goal was to take a very, very dangerous person off the street.”

Sanderson is being held on $750,000 bond.

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