New Haven Police Make Arrest in October Homicide

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    New Haven Police
    Rashid Johnson has been charged with the murder of Christian Anderson Garcia.

    On the night of Sunday, October 21, New Haven police responded to 911 call reporting a shooting at the Brendan Towers Apartments at 461 Whalley Ave. and found Christian Anderson Garcia.

    The 26-year-old man had been shot inside one of the building’s common hallways and was pronounced dead at the scene.
     
    Now, more than six months later, police have arrested a suspect.

    Minutes after police found Garcia, Rashid Johnson, 20, was admitted to the emergency department of the Saint Raphael's campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

    He'd been shot in the leg and had been listed in stable condition, police said.

    Last week, a judge signed an arrest warrant charging Johnson with Garcia’s murder. He was taken into custody on Monday.

    Police will hold a news conference on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at police headquarters with police officials,  detectives and parents and family members of the victim.
     

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