Suspected Driver in Drive-By That Injured Girl Charged in Another Shooting

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Hartford Police

A 22-year-old Bloomfield man who is suspected of driving during a hit-and-run that injured a 10-year-old girl in Hartford earlier this month has been charged in another shooting on Blue Hills Avenue in October.

Kwanze Fluker is accused of shooting a man in the leg near 679 Blue Hills Ave. on Oct. 30.

Police said the victim was shot once. Officers found him on the sidewalk at Blue Hills Avenue and West Euclid Street and he was transported to St. Francis Hospital.

Witnesses told police the shooter fled on a moped, heading north on Blue Hills Avenue and police later identified Fluker as the suspected shooter.

On Monday, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for him, as well as a search warrant for his home, and a judge set bond at $1 million.

On Wednesday, detectives and Bloomfield police searched 142 Brookline Ave. in Bloomfield and took Fluker into custody. During the search, police found a gun in the home, according to a news release from police.

They also seized a stolen moped, which police said matched the description of the getaway vehicle in the Blue Hill Avenue shooting.

In all, police seized a Glock 26 9-mm stolen from Glastonbury with a magazine and nine 9-millimeter bullets and a Rough House R50 Black Moped.

Fluker has been charged with having a pistol without a permit, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal attempted assault and first-degree assault.

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