Chan Williams-Bey, Jr.

Chan Williams-Bey, Jr. was charged in connection with a murder early Wednesday morning in Hartford.

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A police pursuit connected to a homicide investigation ended in a car crash on Wednesday.

Police said Wednesday morning that they were looking for a "suspect vehicle" that was related to the overnight homicide on Bedford Street.

Through the use of the city's surveillance cameras, officers located the vehicle and tried to stop it. However, the driver fled and a pursuit was initiated.

"The pursuit was short. Within minutes, it was over. It ended with the vehicle crashing," Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said.

Police said the driver crashed into an SUV at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and Sigourney Street shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

A police pursuit connected to a homicide investigation ended in a car crash.

One of the vehicles flipped on its side and the other was seriously damaged.

"Right now, it’s a big scene because, it’s not because of injuries, but because of the evidentiary value," continued Boisvert.

Two people were taken into custody. They were not seriously hurt as a result of the crash.

"One declined medical attention. At this time, the other is going to the hospital for observation," says Boisvert.

A police pursuit connected to a homicide investigation ended in a car crash.

Two firearms were found inside the vehicle.

Investigators are not sure if either firearm was connected to the homicide.

One of the people that was taken into custody was later identified as Chan Williams-Bey, Jr., 25, of Hartford.

Police later charged Williams-Bey, Jr. with murder, first degree assault, and carrying a pistol without a permit in connection to a murder that occurred earlier in the day.

He is being held on a $1.75 million bond.

At this time, the passenger that was detained at the scene is not facing any charges.

Police had confirmed earlier Wednesday morning that a shooting happened on Bedford Street. They were called around 2 a.m. to the scene.

A crash in Hartford is connected to a murder investigation, according to police.

They said two people were shot and one of them, identified as Siddhartha Lake-Sudan, 37, of East Hartford, died.

Police believe Lake-Sudan was not the target of the shooting.

The pursuit did draw some criticism.

An activist for police reform, who only gave his name as Will, questioned the need for the chase, but police considered the suspects dangerous.

"All-in-all, don’t chase cars," one local activist explained.

Boisvert said officers are allowed to give chase in homicide investigations. They also point to the recovery of two guns as a sign the occupants presented a danger to the public.

"Very dangerous. Again, there was two firearms in the vehicle," stated Boisvert.

Will came to the scene looking for answers, but police were gone by early afternoon.

Police in Hartford are investigating an overnight homicide.

He says the chase endangered others.

"If you think it’s a suspect, well, you know what, find alternative ways to do it. Don’t do it out on busy streets," Will added.

Police have not yet identified the homicide victim or the suspects taken into custody.

They said they did expect to share more details sometime this evening.

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(21) comments

Concerned Resident

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser"

Taken right from the liberal playbook!


If the shoe fits, or in your case, if the hood fits.

Concerned Resident

You know only liberals wear hoods verduffy! You also know all liberals are racists, every intelligent person recognizes that. People also know the liberals defend rioting and murder. Just listen to what a liberal accuses you of and its really what they are up to, you know like your miserable self.

Brian C. Duffy

Goose feathers or memory foam?

Brian C. Duffy

Commenters "standing behind their posts" - while using a screen name. Pillow fight.

Concerned Resident

You should get an education cowardly brian.

It is never too late.


Doubling down while high? Under the illusion of accountability. You own nothing.

Brian C. Duffy

I'm not better than everybody else, just everybody here.

Concerned Resident

Typical libtard answer fluffy, aka cowardly brian.

Brian C. Duffy

Do Mom and Dad know about your secret online life?

Concerned Resident

Why do you liberals tell people they are thinking something else than what they really are?? NOT FALSE verduffy, I do not support criminals, nor do I support rioters. I want them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You liberals think you know it all, youi couldn't be more wrong. BTW, I stand behind what I post, so do not worry about the future.


I never said any of that. You still can't answer truthfully.

Concerned Resident

You are one dumba** liberal.


When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Concerned Resident

The liberals have all lost their minds, defending murder this time. By the way do you notoce the simularity again with this group?


You still can't answer a simple question. Nobody is defending a murder. Killer sweeping generalization though.

Concerned Resident

I did answer, it was democRATS! Try to stay with the program if you're going to comment here.


False. You know what you did and now you can't handle being called out for it. If you wish to avoid this in the future then don't make very thinly veiled racist comments.


Well I for one am glad he was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, because we all know the gun laws stop violent crime.

Brian C. Duffy

Did your policy cover the gun or just your car, Miss Day?

Brian Duffy ~~ Tariffville, CT


If there was no law then he could not be charged. How hard is that to understand?

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