Suspect in fatal New London shooting returned to Connecticut

August 22, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the basement of a New London home in December is back in Connecticut.

Police say 19-year-old Jamir Johnson was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with murder and other offenses in the Dec. 9 death of 21-year-old Quvonte Andre Gray, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head.

Johnson had been in the custody of police in Halifax, Massachusetts, since July 31, where he was a suspect in a series of car breaks. He is being held on $1.5 million bond.

New London police Chief Peter Reichard says Johnson had been a person of interest in the shooting, and investigators had tried talking to him “a number of times ... to no avail.”

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