Hartford Police make arrest in October robbery

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police have arrested a man who they say is the second suspect in the October 10 robbery on New Park Avenue.

Police and U.S. Marshal’s say they observed 24-year-old Rushawn Carroll in the passenger seat of a vehicle on Chestnut Street. As Carroll saw the police cruiser, he jumped out of the vehicle and the officers gave chase. Investigators say Carroll discarded a pellet gun, which closely resembled that of a real firearm.

Officers apprehended the Hartford man in the area of 206 Mather Street, but not before he punched one of the officers and continued to spit at police several times. One officer required stitches after lacerating his hands while jumping fences during the pursuit.

Carroll is faces robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery from the original October incident. He is additionally charged with interfering with police, assault on an officer and weapons in a motor vehicle.