2 Charged in Connection With Willimantic Shooting

Willimantic police have arrested two men in connection with a shooting in August 2017.

Kysean Price, 20, and Tavon Burch, 20, are both accused in a shooting on Pleasant Street in Willimantic on Aug. 7, 2018 that left another man injured.

Burch was arrested in December and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He is currently being held at Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center.

Price fled Connecticut, according to police. He was later found in the New Jersey correctional system and has been incarcerated since Sept. 18, 2017. In November 2017 he was convicted on assault charges unrelated to the Willimantic incident.

In June Price was extradited back to Connecticut. He faces charges of first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, possession of marijuana, and first-degree robbery. He was held on a $250,000 bond and is due in court on June 5.

Police said the shooting took place around 9:45 p.m. at 503 Pleasant Street. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

According to police, this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the general public. More information was not immediately released.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric Dean at 860-465-3135.

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