2nd arrest in fatal shooting of 3-year-old Connecticut boy

2nd arrest in fatal shooting of 3-year-old Connecticut boy



HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A second person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Connecticut boy.

Hartford police said a juvenile was charged Wednesday with accessory to murder and second-degree larceny.

Police said the youth was driving a stolen vehicle from which shots were fired, killing Randell Jones on April 10 as he sat in a parked car with his mother and other people.

Police have said another passenger in that car was the target of the shooting.

A 19-year-old, Jaziah Smith, was charged Monday with murder. Smith is held on $2.5 million bond. The warrant for his arrest has been sealed.

The juvenile is being held on $1 million at a juvenile detention center in Hartford.

Hartford police said the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy two hours later was related to the killing of Jones. Authorities haven’t said how the shootings were connected. No one has been charged in the killing of the teen, Jamari Preston.

The shootings have led to demonstrations in Hartford and calls by some state lawmakers and community leaders to increase funding for urban anti-violence programs.


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