Incarcerated Suspects Facing Charges in Hartford Attempted Murder

Two incarcerated men will appear in court on charges connected to the shooting of a man in Hartford from nearly a year ago that happened in the presence of four children.

Tyvonne Gooden, 24, of Hartford, and Trajuan Washington, 24, of Hartford, are facing attempted murder and gun charges after a shooting at 91 Huntington Street in Hartford on April 21, 2014, police said.

Hartford police, including members of the shooting task force, responded to the shooting at 7:34 p.m. that night. They discovered an unoccupied jeep that was was damaged heavily by gunfire at the intersection of Collins and Sumner streets.

Police found a 29-year-old male victim from Hartford with gunshot wounds to the head and back at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

In the investigation, police learned that four people between the ages of 3 and 11 were present at the shooting scene.

Police developed Gooden and Washington as suspects and obtained warrants on April 14. The two men are incarcerated and will be brought to Hartford Superior Court to be arraigned.

Both Gooden and Washington have been charged with criminal attempt at murder, first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and first-degree reckless endangerment.

A judge set their bond at $2.5 million each.

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