Police Obtain Warrant for Suspect in Windsor Locks Murder

Antwon Barnes, is in the hospital, police said.

The suspect in a murder in Windsor Locks Tuesday is in the hospital, under police watch, and police said they have obtained a warrant charging him with murder, but he has not been formally charged.

Antwon Barnes, 38, of Windsor Locks, is suspected of shooting 35-year-old Leroy Jefferson, of Hartford.

Windsor Locks police responded to a 911 call around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday and found Jefferson just outside the doorway of 131 Old Colony Road. He had been shot several times, including in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Barnes, who lives in the Old Colony Road building, confronted Jefferson in the hallway and shot him multiple times. Police said Barnes also pointed the gun at a woman the victim was with and pulled the trigger, but the weapon did not fire.

According to police, Jefferson was dating Barnes' ex-girlfriend, who Barnes has a child with.

Windsor Lock police said one of their officers spoke with Barnes by cell phone and persuaded him to turn himself in.

Barnes was in Hartford and turned himself in to a police officer and a detective at the Hartford Public Safety complex on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Windsor Locks police said that Barnes had a duffel bag with him that contained a gun.

Police said Wednesday that Windsor Locks police have an arrest warrant signed by a judge that charged Barnes with murder, criminal attempted murder and first-degree larceny. The bond will be $2 million, according to police.

Barnes is in custody but has been admitted to a local hospital for a health issue and has not formally been charged or arraigned because of that, police said.

Police said they will be in contact with the court to determine how they wish to proceed with the charging and arraignment process.

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