Hartford police have arrested a man accused of shooting woman in the torso.
Sunday at 12:03 a.m., members of the Hartford Police Shooting Task force heard gunshots in the area of Garden Street at Edgewood Street. Investigators spotted a silver Honda Accord fleeing the scene north on Garden Street. The car matched the description of a suspect vehicle at an earlier shooting on Albany Ave at Oakland Terrace.
The car was traveling at a high rate of speed and eluded the officers.
Meanwhile other STF investigators observed a gray Acura fleeing the area south on Garden Street at a high rate of speed. Officers stopped the vehicle and found a gunshot victim in the passenger seat. According to police, the victim stated the operator of a Honda Accord fired shots at her for no apparent reason.
The 23-year-old female victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right side torso.
Police searched the area and found spent .45 caliber shell casings in the vicinity of 593 Garden St.
Police put a radio broadcast out for the Honda Accord. They say around 1:10a.m. they found the car in a parking lot at 690 Albany Ave.
Twenty-five-year-old Jermal Randolph McCall, of Hartford was found with the car. Police searched the vehicle and found a .45 caliber shell casing in plain view on the passenger seat. A live round was also found. There was also a double barreled sawed off shotgun in the trunk.
Police say McCall confessed to shooting the sawed-off shotgun on Albany Ave due to a fight at the Kabbalah House at 1023 Albany Ave. He also confessed to the shooting on Garden Street, but said he didn’t mean to hit anyone, according to police. McCall cliamed the .45 caliber handgun fell out of the car window and police have been unable to locate it.
McCall is charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He was held on a $750,000 bail.