West Hartford Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Carjacking

James Walker fired shots at a car and pointed a gun at another person, police said.

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    West Hartford Police
    James Walker has been arrested, accused in a carjacking in West Hartford.

    West Hartford police have arrested a man accused of firing shots at a sedan, trying to steal a vehicle at gunpoint and trying to break into an apartment.

    Police responded to 30 Oakwood Avenue at 10:01 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a report that gunshots had been fired.

    While investigating, police learned that a man had shot at a silver sedan and ran toward Park Road.

    An officer spotted a man matching the suspect’s description running on Troy Street and later learned that he had pointed a gun at a victim at 45 Troy St. and told him to hand over his car keys and cell phone, police said.

    Police had already been chasing after him at that point, so he was not able to steal the car and ran west onto Beverly Road, where another officer saw him behind 101 Beverly Road, police said.

    A K-9 officer found the suspect, identified as James Walker, 38, of 23 Linden Street in New Britain, leaving through the back of 192 Arnoldale Road with a resident and was taken into custody.

    Police found two stolen cell phones, $70 in cash and cocaine on Walker and recovered a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun, spent rounds and stolen car keys.

    Police said they determined that Walker tried to break into the second floor of the Arnoldale Road apartment he was seen leaving from.

    Walker was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal attempt at carjacking, two counts of reckless endangerment, weapons in a motor vehicle, breach of peace, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of threatening in the first degree, criminal attempt at burglary in the first degree, criminal mischief in the second degree, larceny in the sixth degree, larceny in the fifth degree, interfering with a police officer and possession of narcotics.
     

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