A man accused of assaulting someone with a gun in Hartford, then barricading himself in a home, has been arrested, according to Hartford police.
Police said officers responded to Marshal Street just before 5:15 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a report of a pistol whipping and the victim described the suspect and was transported to Hartford Hospital.
Officers then saw a man in a parking lot who matched the description they were given and approached, but the man fled, according to police.
As he was climbing the fence between two parking lots, officers grabbed his pants and leg and tried to grab the pistol spotted near the man’s waist, police said.
The suspect fell over the fence to the other side, dropping his gun along the way, and he ran to the front of a building on Marshal Street, police said.
Officers jumped over the fence after him just as the man reached the front door, unlocked it and went inside, police said.
Officers secured the gun, a loaded .380 Mauser handgun, and established a perimeter around the building.
When the suspect tried to leave through the back, officers confronted him, but the man was able to get away and go back into the building, locking the door behind him, according to police.
The Emergency Response Team and a negotiation team responded and the suspect attempted to leave through the back of the building again, trying to blend in with other tenants, according to police, but officers immediately identified him and arrested him.
Police identified the suspect as 31-year-old Antoine
Reddick, of Manchester, and said he was charged with assault in the second degree with a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm and interfering with the police.
The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.