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West Hartford Police Arrest Suspect Who Brandished Gun after Pick-Up Basketball Game

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A 29-year-old Hartford man who brandished a gun at Sedgwick Middle School was arrested Wednesday.

By Ronni Newton

The West Hartford Police Department investigation of a March 29 incident – where a suspect brandished a gun after a fight that broke out at the end of open-gym basketball event at Sedgwick Middle School – has led to the arrest of a Hartford man.

Police had released several surveillance photos following the incident, which occurred just before 9:30 p.m., and said Wednesday that in conjunction with the Hartford Police Department Capital City Command Center (C4), the suspect was identified as Tyre Jaquan Pinder, 29, of Hartford.

Tyre Jaquan Pinder. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

After obtaining a warrant, West Hartford Police took Pinder into custody Wednesday without incident. He has been charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, and second-degree breach of peace.

Pinder is being held on court-set $75,000 bond and will be arraigned at GA #14 in Hartford, police said.

Anyone who may have additional information related to the investigation is asked to contact the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203, or via the anonymous tip line 860-570-8969, or by email at [email protected].

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