Windsor man wanted in double homicide now in custody, police say


BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The man suspected of a double killing that happened outside a bar in Bloomfield back in February has been arrested.

Russell Smith, of Windsor, is the main suspect in the killing of brothers Aaron Walker and Franklin Spencer, who were shot outside of Elizabeth’s Bar and Restaurant.

Russell Smith of Windsor (Photo: Bloomfield Police)

Smith is charged with two counts of murder. The U.S. Marshals and Bloomfield Police arrested Smith on Aug. 6 around 7 a.m.

A $5,000 reward was offered nationwide on Aug. 3 for information leading to Smith’s arrest.

Officials believe he has been receiving financial assistance from 48-year-old Shakela Holley.

Shakela Holley

On Monday, Aug. 3, she was arrested and charged with four counts of hindering prosecution second degree. She is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Those with any information are asked to contact the U.S. Marshals at (877) 926-8332.

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