Police ID Suspect, Victim in Deadly Hartford Shooting

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A man has died after a shooting in Hartford on Saturday and authorities said a suspect has turned himself in to police.

Police said they were investigating a shooting on Main Street and it is now a homicide investigation.

Jaqhawn Walters, 24, was transported by private vehicle to St. Francis Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, officers said.

Officers said the suspect, 33-year-old Jason Stone, turned himself into Hartford Police Department Headquarters after the shooting. He is in custody and is cooperating with investigators, authorities added. Stone's bond has been set at $1,000,000 and he's expected to be arraigned on Monday.

Police said a crime scene and surveillance video footage were located and secured by patrol officers, which confirmed Stone's accounts.

The surveillance footage shows a brief physical encounter between Walters and Stone, following by the shooting, police said.

Stone was arrested and charged with one count of murder, according to police.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hartford Police anonymous tip line at 860-722-8477.

Walters was an Albertus Magnus College basketball alumnus, according to the college.

The college said Walters was a "standout forward," scoring 1,821 career points and 1,167 rebounds. He was also a D3Hoops.com All-American, GNAC All-Tournament Team, and GNAC Player of the Year, the college said in a statement.

“For those of us fortunate enough to know Jaqhawn, or “JQ” as he was affectionately known to so many, we remember his beaming smile and larger than life personality, bringing joy to everyone around him, whether it was on the basketball court, in the classroom, or in spaces across our campus," President Marc Camille said in a statement.

The college said a prayer service in memory of Walters is being organized and is likely to take place on Tuesday.

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