Man Arrested In Gang-Related, Non-Fatal Shooting Of Hartford Teens

Police have arrested an East Hartford man in the non-fatal shooting of two teenagers on Garden Street this week.

Dionte Wilson, 21, of Wells Street, was charged with first-degree assault, and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, as well as carrying a pistol without a permit and risk of injury, police said.

The arrest stems from a report of shots fired at 650 Garden St., in the North End, at about 7:25 p.m. Monday, according to police.

Officers found two 17-year-old victims in the third-floor apartment, each suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to area hospitals.

Police also heard reports of two suspects running from the area just after the shooting.

An investigation led to identifying Wilson, also known as "Tae Rock," as one of the suspects.

Police say the shooting was a result of a feud between street gangs — The Ave, 40 Deuce and Dumout, of which Wilson is allegedly a member, and rival gangs Hoodstars and Gzz.

Before serving the warrant, though, officers were called to Sumner Street for a domestic dispute in which Wilson was the suspect, police said.

After learning that he may have gone to a relative's home, they enlisted East Hartford authorities, who found and arrested him on Governor Street.

Wilson was also charged in connection with the domestic incident, with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency 911 call and risk of injury.

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