Suspects in Fatal Manchester Restaurant Shooting in Custody

The 36-year-old father who was shot at a restaurant near Buckland Hills in Manchester on Saturday has died and two of his former coworkers are in police custody.

The victim, Norris Jackson, of Hartford, was shot at Bonchon Restaurant on Pleasant Valley Road and was transported to Hartford Hospital in critical condition, where he died on Sunday night, according to Manchester Police.

Officers were searching for 28-year-old James Goolsby and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Leanne Robitaille, both of Manchester, in connection with the shooting. They were brought into custody on Tuesday night.

Goolsby was taken into custody on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford, charged with murder and his bond was set at $1 million, while Robitaille was found at Main and Bond streets in Hartford. She has been charged with hindering prosecution and her bond was set at $100,000.

Both are due back in court on Jan. 18. 

The victim's mother, Barbara Turner, said the two people worked with her son.

"I’m not a hater, my son didn’t hate, but they need to turn themselves in," Turner told NBC Connecticut before the two suspects turned themselves in.

Jackson was the father of four sons and three daughters and he was like a stepfather to his girlfriend's three sons, Turner said.

Police continue to investigate what led up to the shooting.

The restaurant franchise released the following statement after the shooting:

"We at Bonchon Franchise are deeply saddened by the tragic shooting in Manchester, CT today, and are deeply concerned about the family and friends who are suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and their family as we also respect their privacy during this ordeal."

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