Thea Digiammerino

Suspect in New London Murder Found in Massachusetts

A man suspected of murder in New London in December 2017 was arrested in Halifax, Massachusetts this morning as police there were investigating a string of house and car break-ins, according to police.

Police in Halifax, Massachusetts said they arrested 18-year-old Jamir Johnson at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Johnson was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Quvonte Gray‎ on Dec. 9, 2017 and New London police have been searching for him.

An arrest warrant for Johnson charges him with murder, possession of a pistol without a permit, and unlawful discharge of a firearm, New London police said last year.

A Facebook post from Halifax police says Johnson is a suspect in several house break-ins and 54 car break-ins there over the past few weeks.

He was seen early this morning riding a bicycle and wearing clothing similar to what was seen in surveillance video at one of his victim’s homes, police said.

Officers caught Johnson after a short foot chase and took him into custody

During booking, Halifax police learned there was an arrest warrant from New London.

Charges for Johnson in Halifax include breaking and entering, possession of burglarious tools, failure to Identify, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and fugitive from justice.

He will be arranged in Plymouth District court for the local charges and held on the Connecticut murder charges, according to police.

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