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Police Arrest Suspect In Murder of Teen



    Police Arrest Suspect In Murder of Teen
    NBC Connecticut
    Police have charged Lamont Edwards with the August 2014 murder of 15-year-old Jacob Cragget.

    New Haven police have arrested a suspect in the 2014 murder of a 15-year-old boy.

    Authorities say Lamont Edwards, 37, shot and killed Jacob Cragget on August 8, 2014 in the area of Vernon Street and Davenport Avenue.

    Two others were shot, but survived, police said.

    Edwards is already in prison on unrelated charges. He is a convicted felon with a long rap sheet, including first-degree robbery, second-degree assault with a firearm and several drug charges, according to police.

    He now faces charges of murder, first-degree assault with a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and criminal possession of a firearm.

    Edwards is being held on $2 million bond.

    Police say they expect to make another arrest in connection with the incident.