At around 2:00am April 25th, members of the Street Crimes Unit spotted a gray Acura TL that matches the description of a vehicle suspected to be involves in a shooting that happened April 22nd. The suspect identified as 18-year-old Shemar Nelson, was charged for the second time in three months.
When the police tried to conduct a vehicle stop investigate, Nelson pulled into a driveway and fled on foot. Officers were able to catch Nelson as he was trying to climb a fence.
As Nelson was being brought into custody, he engaged in a physical encounter with the officers started manipulating a firearm in his waistband.
Convicted felon w/previous gun arrests goes to his former girlfriend’s house and fires off a few rounds outside. Patrol quickly responds and takes the perp into custody safely, & w/o incident. Gun recovered, suspect arrested. -LT.PC pic.twitter.com/CbJ3Ckke7B
— Hartford Police CT (@HartfordPolice) May 2, 2020
The firearm was loaded and had an illegal high capacity magazine. He was charged for having a pistol without permit, possession of high capacity magazine and more. His bail was set at $400,000 bond. He was also served an unrelated domestic warrant for third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment.