Man Wanted In Connection To New London Murder Arrested

August 01, 2018 - 8:29 am

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HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — A man suspected of murder in Connecticut has been arrested in Massachusetts.

Authorities say 18-year-old Jamir Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning in Halifax as police were conducting undercover surveillance in response to more than four dozen home and car break-ins in the area.

He was arrested following an alleged foot chase. Police discovered Johnson is wanted in connection to the New London shooting death of Quvonte Gray in 2017. Johnson has been arraigned on charges including breaking and entering and being a fugitive from justice. An arrest warrant holds several charges including that of murder.

He is being held on $50,000 bail and additionally without bail on the fugitive from justice charge out of Connecticut. He will be taken back to Connecticut to face murder charges. It is not clear Johnson has an attorney.