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Hartford police arrest city man in Main Street shooting

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford police arrested a city man following a shooting on Main Street that happened July 18. 

According to police, members of the city's shooting task force arrested 20-year-old Deshawn Walton of Hartford Thursday. 

Last week, patrol officers reported hearing gunshots coming from inside 2006 Main St.

As officers approached the building, they were able to locate a victim, later identified as 25-year-old Tequan Vail of Windsor, bleeding heavily and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said he was hit in the head, neck, chest, back and shoulder.

The whole thing happened in a busy hallway of the Main Street building, leaving neighbors worried for their families' safety.

"My biggest struggle is raising my kids in this," said Lacrisha Williams, a neighbor. "It's really really hard and I'm so scared and nervous."  

Additional officers responded as well as members of the task force.

An investigation led to a suspect with the street name of "Debo".

At the hospital, the victim was at one point in critical condition.

Investigators were eventually able to identify "Debo" as Walton.

On Tuesday, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Walton was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal attempt at murder and first-degree assault. 

He was held on a $3.5 million bond.

Police said Walton is also a suspect in several other shootings and more arrests are anticipated. 

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