Newington man, juvenile charged in attack during drug deal

Published on Monday, 25 June 2018 21:26
Written by LISA BACKUS


WEST HARTFORD - A Newington man, allegedly involved in a drug deal gone wrong in which another man was shot, has been arrested on robbery charges.

Shawn Moura, 18, of Homecrest Street, and a juvenile, who is accused of committing the shooting, were arrested Sunday after a search was conducted at 1195 New Britain Ave. in West Hartford as part of the investigation into an incident that happened late Saturday afternoon.

Police learned of the shooting after a man showed up at the University of Connecticut Health Center Emergency Department around 6 p.m. with at least one gunshot wound, West Hartford police said.

Officers found that the victim had gone to the area of Cornerstone Drive and Brookmoor Road to sell drugs to someone he knew and wound up being shot. He is recovering at the hospital, police said.

The man had been robbed and shot during the drug transaction, Capt. Michael Perruccio said.

Officers suspected that the suspects could be at 1195 New Britain Avenue and obtained a search warrant. Moura and the juvenile were there, Perruccio said.

Firearms and drugs were also found at the address although Perruccio wouldn’t offer specifics, citing the continuing investigation.

Perruccio said more charges are likely.

Moura was charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

The juvenile is facing first-degree assault, robbery and firearm charges. He is being held on $250,000 bond in juvenile detention, police said.

Moura was held on $100,000 bond after his appearance in Hartford Superior Court Monday.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Monday, 25 June 2018 21:26. Updated: Monday, 25 June 2018 21:29.