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Hartford woman shot, killed by boyfriend while on phone with dispatch: Warrant

This is the city's 17th homicide of the year.

HARTFORD, Conn. — A woman in her 60s is dead after a homicide in Hartford on Monday night.

Police officials said the incident happened on the 100 block of Oakland Terrace, just north of Albany Avenue (Rt. 44). Officers got to the scene quickly on a report of a domestic dispute. Officers found a man in his 30s on the porch with head injuries, who told police that his mother had been shot.

Police found the woman in the home with a fatal gunshot wound. They also found an armed man, Lance Logan, 63, and police quickly secured him.

The woman has been identified as Carolyn Williams, 64.

Logan was taken to Hartford Police Detention Division, where he was arrested and charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, assault with a firearm, and violation of a protective order. The bond was set to $3 million.

Police said Logan was violating a protective order against someone else Monday night when he used a sawed-off shotgun to kill Williams and pistol whip her adult son.

“With lacerations to his head saying that his mother had just been shot.” LT Aaron Boisvert said.

Police said Williams was shot to death by Logan while she was on the phone with a police dispatcher after having called 9-1-1.
According to court documents, Williams was heard saying, “He hit me again and he has a sawed-off shotgun.” And then, “Stop it, stop, it, he has a weapon.”

A single gunshot is heard.

When officers arrived, they found Williams dead from a single gunshot to the head.

“Domestic violence protective order received an unconditional discharge. 2016 domestic assault in the second 5 years suspended, 3 years probation,” just some of Lance’s previous charges listed in court Tuesday during his arraignment on domestic murder charges. 

“The defendant has convictions for domestic violence and a number of those including felony charges," Judge David Gold said.

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The son was injured from being pistol-whipped and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

This is the city's 17th homicide of the year.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Hartford police Tip Line at 860-722-8477.

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