Abdul-Jalil Humphrey : “Second suspect charged with murder in robbery that left man dead in Ansonia”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Second Suspect Arrested and Charged in Ansonia Robbery Turned Deadly

ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) – The Ansonia Police Department announced on Wednesday that a second suspect has been charged with murder in connection to a robbery that resulted in the tragic death of a man in Ansonia over the summer. Sahvone Valentine, a 20-year-old individual who was already in custody for an unrelated case, was apprehended by the authorities.

According to the police, Valentine’s involvement in the killing of 30-year-old Abdul-Jalil Humphrey on Hodge Avenue in Ansonia on July 14 has been established. In addition to the murder charges, Valentine is also facing charges of felony murder, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, and theft of a firearm.

Valentine appeared before a judge in Derby on Wednesday, where he was ordered to be held on a $2 million bond. The arrest of Valentine comes after the previous arrest of 17-year-old Jada Artis of Ansonia, who was apprehended in November. Artis, too, has been charged with felony murder, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, and hindering prosecution.

The Ansonia Police Department stressed that the arrests of both Valentine and Artis were the outcome of a comprehensive multi-agency investigation. They further revealed that Valentine is believed to be the individual responsible for firing the fatal shots that claimed Humphrey’s life.

The incident occurred on July 14, when multiple 911 calls were made reporting shots fired and a person shot on Hodge Avenue at approximately 1:40 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, responding officers found Humphrey in the driveway of 124 Hodge Ave, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Griffin Hospital.

During the initial stages of the investigation, two vehicles were identified as being involved in the incident. The first vehicle, a 2019 black Hyundai Elantra, belonged to the victim and was stolen from the scene following the shooting. The second vehicle, described as a 2018 red Chevrolet Malibu Premier, was also determined to be stolen.

The Ansonia Police Department continues to gather evidence and build a comprehensive case against the suspects. The community is urged to come forward with any information that may assist law enforcement in their pursuit of justice for Abdul-Jalil Humphrey and his grieving family.

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