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Waterbury PD make arrest in August 2020 Violet Street murder

32-year-old Jonathan Poventud was discovered last Friday in Florida, arrested on a warrant and extradited back to Connecticut.

WATERBURY, Conn. — Police say an arrest has been made in the August 2020 murder of Marcus Darby.

RELATED: Waterbury police identify victim of Violet Street homicide

Darby was found by police on August 22 with a gunshot wound to the chest on Violet Street.

According to a release, 32-year-old Jonathan Poventud was found Friday in Florida, arrested on a warrant and extradited back to Waterbury.

"The responding officers and the detectives were able to get a really good description of a vehicle fleeing the area. Guys did a great job locating that vehicle nearby. We were also able to recover the firearm that was used and Mr. Poventud obviously sustained that gunshot wound to his leg which required medical treatment so that got us into contact with him," said Capt. Michael Ponzillo of the Waterbury Police Department.

Police told FOX61 they believe it was tension between Darby and Poventud that may have led to the shooting.

"He has a murder charge and numerous firearm violations. During the course of the incident, our suspect also sustained a gunshot wound himself while fleeing he shot himself in the leg area," added Capt. Ponzillo.

He faces the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Reckless endangerment 1st degree
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm
  • Criminal use of weapon
  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Illegal sale or transfer of a pistol or revolver
  • Criminal possession of a pistol or revolver

Waterbury Police say Poventud also had an outstanding warrant for a violation of probation. His combined bond is $2.5 million.

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