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New Britain man accused in attempted carjacking, robbery

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WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A New Britain man was arrested Wednesday after police said he tried to carjack someone and break into a West Hartford home.

Police said they received word of shots fired on Oakwood Avenue, and when they arrived they were told that a black man wearing a leather jacket shot at a car.

A perimeter was established and officers were told that the man was last seen running toward Park Road. A police officer said the suspect was then spotted running north on Troy Street.

While on Troy Street, police said the suspect then pointed the gun at a victim telling him to hand over his car keys and cell phone.

Police said that because they were in pursuit he was unable to steal the car and he ran off onto Beverly Road where another officer saw him duck behind a home.

A West Hartford Police K-9 unit was then brought to the scene and the man was caught exiting the rear of 192 Arnoldale Rd. with the resident.

That's when James Walker, 38, was arrested.

Police said they recovered two stolen cell phones, $70 in cash, cocaine, the gun with spent rounds and stolen car keys.

He was charged with two counts of robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal attempted car jacking, two counts of reckless endangerment, having weapons in a motor vehicle, breach of peace, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of threatening, criminal attempted burglary, criminal mischief, larceny, interfering with an officer and possession of narcotics.

He was held on $1 million bond.

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