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2 Charged in Hartford Shooting That Left Victim in Critical Condition



    Hartford Police Department
    James Dudley (left) and Tyvonne Gooden (right) are facing charges in connection with the shooting of a Hartford man in June.

    Two men are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Hartford last month that left a 25-year-old man in critical condition.

    According to police, Jonathan Weaver was riding in a car stopped at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Oakland Terrace the evening of June 14 when a man identified as 28-year-old James Dudley, of East Hartford, walked up to the car and shot him.

    Weaver drove into the intersection, struck a Volkswagen Beetle, then continued to Saint Francis Hospital. He was listed in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery, police said.

    Police obtained arrest warrants for Dudley and his alleged driver and accomplice, 23-year-old Tyvonne Gooden, of Manchester, on Monday. Both are convicted felons who had been previously arrested in Hartford. Dudley was already in federal custody on unrelated charges, police said.

    Dudley is charged with first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal use and possession of a firearm and first-degree reckless endangerment.

    Gooden was arrested Wednesday on Garden Street and is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and criminal liability for first-degree assault.

    Police said Weaver survived the shooting and is recovering from his injuries.