Hartford police charge man with attempted murder

Jerry Duncan (Police photo)
Jerry Duncan (Police photo)
The alleged handgun used in the July 12 shooting incident in Hartford. (Police photo)
The alleged handgun used in the July 12 shooting incident in Hartford. (Police photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An 18-year-old man is accused of trying to kill another man in a July 12 shooting.

Jerry Duncan, of Hartford, was charged Friday with attempted murder, attempted first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit and carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle. He was arrested by warrant on Yale Street, police said.

“On July 12th, 2014 at 3:23 a.m., Hartford Police Patrol units responded to 831 Maple Ave. 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,” police said  “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 man told police he crashed because another man was shooting at him. The incident was caught on video, and the gun was recovered, police said.

Duncan’s bond was set at $2 million for an appearance in court.

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