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3 Charged in 2014 Shooting Death of Conn. Teen



    3 Charged in 2014 Shooting Death of Conn. Teen
    Family Photo/New Haven Police Department
    John Helwig, 22 (right), is one of three people charged in connection with the 2014 shooting death of New Haven high school student Terrence "T.J." Gamble (left).

    Police have arrested two teens and a 22-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a New Haven high school student last April.

    Torrence "T.J." Gamble, 16, was shot in the head on Daggett Street in New Haven the night of April 3. He died early the next morning.

    Just over a year later, police arrested three people in connection with Gamble's death.

    The suspected gunman, a 17-year-old boy from New Haven, has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and carrying a pistol without a permit. The teen is being held on $1 million bond.

    A second 17-year-old linked to the crime is already incarcerated on separate charges, according to police. His bond was set at $600,000.

    The only adult to be arrested – John Helwig, 22, of Milford – was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and criminal liability for acts of another. He's being held on $850,000 bond.

    Police have not released any additional information on the circumstances of the shooting or a possible motive. New Haven police spokesman Officer David Hartman said the arrest warrants are sealed by court order.

    Gamble was a student at Riverside Academy.