HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) —- According to Hartford Police, detectives have made one arrest after shots were fired just last week.
On Friday night at approximately 5:08 p.m., Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the intersection of Acton Street and Westland Street in response to a shotspotter that detected four gunshots. Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers located the crime scene and found eight shell casings and no victims. Witnesses told detectives that the incident involved an exchange of gunfire by the occupants of a white work van and a black sedan which both left before Hartford Police arrived.
Hartford STF detectives assisted in further investigation with the Patrol division during which they were able to develop a possible suspect and their vehicle. The suspect, Randy Herbert, was reported to be driving a Chevrolet Astro Van which Harford traffic officers located by 24 Nelton Way and taken as evidence.
After Hartford Patrol Officers made contact with Herbert, the suspect agreed to speak with police at his Acton Street residence. Further on-scene investigation yielded enough probable cause to place Herbert under arrest as one of the shooters involved in the incident.
Herbert’s firearm was recovered and identified as a Ruger model SR-40 handgun which was registered under his possession. Herbert was transported to 50 Jennings Road for a debrief interview with STF detectives where he provided a sworn written statement confession to his participation in the incident. After being transported to booking, he was charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Detectives are still investigating the second suspect involved in the incident.
If you have seen anything, or have anything to add to this investigation, feel free to contact the Hartford Police Department at (860)527-6300.