East Windsor Shooting, Robbery Suspect Facing Charges

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    A 22-year-old East Hartford man is facing assault, kidnapping and robbery charges following a shooting at Mill Pond Village in East Windsor earlier this month that left a man in critical condition.

    Carlton Depeyster was arrested Wednesday night in Hartford. He’s charged with first-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping with a firearm, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit all four of the prior charges.

    Police said 21-year-old Jayson Swain was shot at the apartment complex the afternoon of July 12. He was taken to Hartford Hospital in critical condition.

    Investigators believe the shooting to be a robbery gone wrong. Police said it was not a random act and the suspect and victim knew one another prior to the incident. No one involved in the shooting lives at the apartment complex, according to police.

    Depeyster was held on $400,000 bond and appeared in Enfield Superior Court on Thursday. He’ll be transferred to Hartford Superior Court.

    Police are investigating and expect to make additional arrests.