A gunshot appeared outside Hartford elementary school during the basketball tournament on Saturday afternoon.
A gunshot appeared outside Hartford elementary school during the basketball tournament on Saturday afternoon. The shooting left a bystander dead and three injured.
41-year-old James Headen was fatally shot in his head and died the same day at 10:49 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital.
Police reported that the suspect, 23-year-old Roosevelt “Roe” Holmes was arrested on Sunday morning. He also suffered shot in his leg. Police continue looking for a second shooter, but they stated that Holmes more likely shot himself, as there was no evidence of another guilty found.
Beside Holmes and Headen, who was fatally shot, there were two other injured – a 23-year-old Justin Jones and 24-year-old Shawn Patterson. Both of them suffered non-life-threatening wounds in the hip/groin and arm respectively.
According to police, the gunshot appeared due to an escalated dispute. Holmes didn’t take part in a tournament. He as well as two other injured was taken to the hospital in private vehicles, which were immediately detained by the police officers.
After medical treatment, Holmes was taken into police custody for an interview, after which he was arrested.
Holmes is being held in custody on a $1-million bond. He was accused of firearm’s possession, criminal attempt at assault of first degree as well as first-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Police are currently conducting ballistic test and investigating the incident, so the further Holmes accusation are possible as well as others can be charged.
Police stated they weren’t aware of a tournament, despite the fact that events of such scale should be held under their surveillance.
I am not going to allow our children, our community to be threatened in this way
– commented the incident Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.