Danbury Police Make Murder Arrest

Monday, May 12, 2014  |  Updated 10:22 AM EDT
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Danbury Police Make Murder Arrest

Bridgeport Police

Danbury police have arrested a suspect in the murder outside a nighclub earlier  this month.

Members of the Danbury Police Detective Division, Patrol Division, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Danbury Police apprehended Garfield Sanderson this morning at 955 Main Street and seized two handguns from the apartment. He is suspected in the shooting death of Jeliel Kingston.

The Connecticut Hearst newspapers report that Kingston was shot outside a nightclub on White Street early on the morning of Saturday, May 3.

Earlier this month, police said the found the victim after responding to a large fight at Elm and Main Streets around 2 a.m. on that morning. Soon after, police were called to the area of 301 Main Street after shots were fired. 

Police told Hearst this case seems to be connected to shots being fired at a home in Bridgeport after that shooting.

"I will say this. This was cooperation between law enforcement agencies at its best. Our detectives were assisting Danbury investigators within hours of the shooting and Danbury investigators spent much of the last week in Bridgeport," Bridgeport Captain James Viadero, the head of detectives, said in a statement. "Danbury detectives are top notch. There was never a question of jurisdiction. The only goal was to take a very, very dangerous person off the street."

He referred questions about the homicide to Danbury police.

Sanderson has been charged with murder and is being held on $750,000 bond.

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