On Saturday, December 26, 2015, a victim, who had just been shot at, drove his vehicle directly to the Hartford Shooting Task Force and reported the incident. The Hartford Shooting Task Force began an immediate investigation.
The Victim reported that at approximately 4:00pm, while seated in his parked vehicle in front of 154 Mather Street, he was shot at several times. The victim reported he was not struck by the gunfire, but his car was hit several times. The victim drove away (while still being shot at) and went directly to the Hartford STF.
The victim's vehicle was processed by HPD detectives. The detectives observed multiple projectile holes in the vehicle, consistent with gun fire. One projectile fragment was located inside the vehicle. Hartford STF detectives continued to investigate this incident and retrieved video surveillance from Willy's Super Deli at 154 Mather St. The surveillance video captured the incident as described by the victim: A male shooter opening fire on the victim's vehicle at 3:51pm.
The video shows the victim exit the store as the shooter attempts to shoot to shoot him, but a malfunction occurred with the gun. The victim gets in his vehicle as the shooter clears the malfunction. The shooter then fires at the vehicle with the victim seated inside and attempting to drive away.
After further investigation, Detectives were able to positively identify the shooter in the video as Eric White, 24 of Hartford, CT. Hartford STF Detectives prepared and submitted an Arrest Warrant to GA14 for White's arrest, charging him with Criminal Attempt at Assault 1st, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. The warrant was granted on February 11th, 2016, with a Judge set bond of $1,000,000.00 cash or surety. On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, White was apprehended without incident, with the assistance of CT Adult Probation Officers, at his probation appointment program located at 716 Windsor Street. White was on probation as a result of a previous conviction for Criminal Attempt Murder and Assault First Degree, on March 2nd, 2011. White declined to speak to Detectives concerning this incident and was transported to the PSC for booking and processing procedures.
Accused: White, Eric, 24, of Hartford, CT. (Convicted Felon, on probation, 6 previous Hartford Arrests)
1.Criminal Attempt at Assault 1st
2.Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
3.Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
4.Criminal Possession of a Firearm.
Victim: 25 year old male of Windsor, CT., (multiple convicted felon, with 11 previous Hartford arrests)
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