On July 9, 2016, at 6:13pm, Hartford Police Department patrol officers and members of the Hartford Shooting Task Force responded to the Blue Five Corners convenience store, located at 214 Westland Street, in response to a shooting. Upon arrival it was determined that a shooting had occurred in the parking lot outside. The Detectives were able to view and retrieve video surveillance footage of the incident. Furthermore shell casings were also recovered from the parking lot. The video footage depicts a shooting suspect, later identified as Stacy Asberry, in an exchange of gunfire with a 2nd suspect (not yet charged).
The Detectives began further investigating the incident including witness interviews, extensive video analysis, and social media research. This resulted in Stacy Asberry becoming positively identified as the one of the two shooters.
On September 1, 2016 an arrest warrant was submitted to G.A. 14, charging Stacy Asberry with Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol w/out a Permit, Weapons in a Motor Vehicle, and Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree. The arrest warrant was approved on the same date with a $200,000 cash /surety bond.
On the evening of September 1 , 2016 Asberry agreed to meet with Detectives at 50 Jennings Road and was taken into custody without incident. A debrief interview was conducted of Asberry who refused to cooperate or provide a statement, he was then transported to the PSC for booking and processing procedures. Asberry has 5 previous Hartford arrests.