Witnesses, tipsters and surveillance cameras that captured the Jan. 20 fatal shooting of Jasun Reddick helped Hartford detectives track down the man they say is responsible.
Antron Gore, 32, was charged Saturday with murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm in the killing of Reddick. He was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail after his arraignment Monday in Superior Court in Hartford.
Video helped police find the green Volvo S80 they say the shooter used to flee the area near Albany Avenue and Garden Street after the shooting. The video also gave investigators a good look at the shooter's face.
The video shows someone get out of the Volvo and follow Reddick south on Garden Street, according to the warrant for Gore's arrest. The person follows Reddick to the parking lot of a gas station at Albany and Garden, where Reddick turns and faces the person following him.
The video then shows the shooter pull a gun and open fire on Reddick, according to the warrant. Reddick then runs north on Garden Street with the shooter pursuing him. Reddick then collapses.
The day after the shooting, detectives were investigating an unrelated incident in the area of Winchester Street when they spotted a green Volvo in a driveway. Detectives seized the car and later obtained a warrant to search it.
In the meantime, tipsters told police that the car belonged to a man named Tron Gore, and that he exclusively used it. Police tracked down Gore on social media sites and saw that he was a close match for the person they saw in the video of the shooting, according to the warrant. Police also spotted clothing in Gore's photos that matched what the shooter wore the afternoon Reddick was shot.
When police searched the car they had seized from the Hartford driveway, they found Gore's fingerprints and a shell casing matching one found at the shooting scene.
Police obtained the warrant for Gore's arrest on Feb. 23, but could not immediately find him. On Saturday, members of the Hartford Police Fugitive Task Force got information that Gore was in the area of 540 Wethersfield Ave. They went there and captured him.
Gore was also charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drugs near a school.
More than 90 people attended a vigil in honor of Reddick, who left behind a 3-year-old son.