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West Hartford Police Make Additional Arrest in Case Involving Shooting During Drug Deal

Gabrielle Etta Jackson. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

West Hartford Police arrested a 40-year-old woman Thursday in connection with a June 23, 2018, incident.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police executed a warrant Thursday and arrested a 40-year-old woman on multiple charges following their investigation of a case where a person was shot in the course of a drug deal.

Police said that they obtained an arrest warrant for Gabrielle Etta Jackson, 40, on July 18, and arrested her on July 19, charging her with four counts of failure to store loaded firearms and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

The arrest was made following a search and seizure warrant that had been obtained on June 24 for a residence at 1195 New Britain Ave. Jackson resides at that address, police said.

The warrant was obtained in the course of police investigation of an incident that occurred on June 23, when a victim being treated at UConn Health Center’s Emergency Room reported that he had been shot in the area of Cornerstone Drive and Brookmoor Road in West Hartford. The victim eventually admitted to police that he was shot while selling drugs.

Police began an investigation immediately and on June 24, arrested two suspects – Shawn Moura, 18, of Newington, and a juvenile – at a residence at 1195 New Britain Ave. They noted at the time that weapons as well as narcotics were found at the home.

Jackson is being held on $75,000 bond.

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