Teenager Arrested In Shooting Death Of Hartford 3-Year-Old
Hartford police have arrested a teenager in the recent shooting death of a 3-year-old boy in the city’s North End. Jaziah Smith, 19, was charged in the killing of Randell Jones. The toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting April 10. He was a passenger in a car with his mother, two older siblings and a man who hasn’t been publicly identified by police.
Hartford police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said Monday that after a weeklong investigation, the Major Crimes Division identified the shooting suspect and was granted a warrant for Smith’s arrest.
“Smith is located in Hartford and was taken into custody without incident,” Boisvert said. “He’s charged with murder [and] is currently being held on a $1.75 million judgment bond.”
At Smith’s arraignment Monday, the bond was increased to $2.5 million.
The investigation remains open. Smith is expected back in court in early May.