WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man is being held on a $5 million bond for allegedly pistol-whipping a pedestrian he got into an argument with in West Hartford.
West Hartford police said they responded around 2:08 a.m. on Sept. 10 to a report of a person who had been pistol-whipped in the head in the area of 11 South Main Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim who was suffering from a non life-threatening injury. The victim was later transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The victim told police that they were walking through a parking lot behind 977 Farmington Avenue when a vehicle, which was driving erratically, attempted to exit the parking lot and almost hit the victim and other members of a group.
Police said a confrontation then occurred between the victim and the occupant of the vehicle which resulted in the occupant getting out of the vehicle, displaying a gun and hitting the victim on top of the head. The occupants then fled the scene in the vehicle.
After an initial investigation, police said they extradited an arrest warrant for Edwin Franqui, 27. Police said Franqui was arrested by the FBI on Sept. 13 at the Los Angeles International Airport.
West Hartford police took Franqui into custody in Los Angeles on Oct. 10. Police said he was brought back to Connecticut where he was arrested and charged with second-degree assault with a firearm, second-degree breach of peace and reckless driving.