2 Arrested After Shot Is Fired in West Hartford

Two Hartford men were arrested Friday morning after police investigated a gunshot fired along Farmington Avenue in West Hartford.

Police officers who were in the area of 904 Farmington Ave. heard an argument in the road just before 1 a.m., then heard what sounded like a gunshot, police said.

Then, the officers saw a vehicle speeding away and the driver didn’t stop for police, according to a news release from the West Hartford Police Department.

Officers did pull the car over on Auburn Road and detained 21-year-old Chazz Gaither and 30-year-old Dashawn Godwin, who both live at the same Hartford address.

When police searched the car, they found a 9 millimeter handgun, which matched the caliber of the spent shell casing at the scene, police said. They also found a facsimile handgun and a small amount of marijuana, police said.

It does not appear that anyone was shot and the car has been towed from the scene.

Police said Godwin is a convicted felon with several outstanding warrants and lied about his name.

He was charged with weapons in a motor vehicle, interfering with an officer, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and criminal possession of a firearm, as well as a high capacity magazine. Bond was set at $300,000.

Gaither was charged with weapons in a motor vehicle and was held on a $50,000 surety bond. He is due in court on Jan. 26.

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