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Fight between man with gun, man with ax, ends in shooting in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD -- Police said they arrested the man wanted in connection to a shooting Monday afternoon.

West Hartford Police Department said they responded to the area of Prospect Avenue and West Beacon Street on a report of a man who had an axe, and another who had a gun.

Police said when they arrived, they found a 28-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound to his arm. The man shot was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released, according to police.

Daniel Davis

Police said both the pistol and the axe were located and seized on scene.

"Later in the day, West Hartford Police were able to develop a suspect named Daniel Davis, 10-10-83, of 30 West Beacon St., West Hartford," police said. "Through further investigation, officers located Davis on Laurel Street in Hartford at about 5:30 pm where he was positively identified as the shooter, taken into custody without incident, and transported to West Hartford Police Headquarters."

Davis is charged with assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a pistol, breach of peace,  unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment in the first degree.

Police said Davis is currently being held on a $500,000 bond and further charges may be applied.


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