NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the April 2014 homicide of 16-year-old Torrence “T.J.” Gamble in New Haven.
Police say a 17-year-old boy from New Haven, who isn’t being identified due to his age, was the shooter. He’s charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
“Whiteboy” John Helwig, 22, of Milford, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and criminal liability for acts of another.
A third person, another 17-year-old boy from New Haven, who is also not being identified due to his age, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
In an emotional press conference at police headquarters today, Gamble’s family stood with police and praised investigators for their good work. They also offered prayers for the families of the perpetrators.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the three boys,” said Sheena Gamble-Maebry, who raised T.J. “We pray that these young men, in our community and elsewhere, will see that senseless killing must stop.”
Gamble was shot to death on April 3, 2014 on Daggett Street. He was a student at New Haven’s Riverside Academy High School at the time of his death .