Waterbury murder suspect extradited to CT from VA
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - A man wanted for a murder in Waterbury was arrested in Virginia.
Waterbury police said 36-year-old Christopher Eason of Virginia was arrested Aug. 8 in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Akeem Campbell.
On Aug. 18, they said Eason was extradited to Waterbury where he was served with a warrant.
They said Campbell was shot and killed on June 4.
The original call was to report “shots fired” at the intersection of North Main and Division streets in Waterbury around 5 a.m.
Police said they found an unoccupied vehicle in the road along with evidence that shots had indeed been fired.
They said Campbell was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital by another person.
He was said to have been treated for a gunshot wound. However, police said he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
When Eason returned to Connecticut, he was charged with murder, criminal possession of a pistol, criminal use of a weapon, illegal sale/transfer of a pistol or revolver, weapons in a motor vehicle, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
The warrant had a $10 million court-set bond.
Eason was scheduled to face a judge on Aug. 21.
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