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Police: Man shot, killed driver instead of paying for accident damages

A man who agreed to pay another driver for damages in a car crash instead shot and killed the driver, according to police. 

The incident happened on June 25th on North Canaan Street in Hartford . 

42-year-old Damond Bester of Bloomfield was arraigned on Thursday in connection with the shooting of 43-year-old William Smalls. 

Related: PD: Bloomfield man charged with murder for Hartford shooting

The two were involved in a minor crash, and Bester agreed to pay Smalls $1,000 and some marijuana for the damage. 

Instead, police said he shot Smalls. 

Bester is being held on a $1.5 million bond. 

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