A manhunt with a $5,000 reward has come to a close after the suspect in a Bloomfield double-murder turned himself in to police on Thursday, Aug. 6.
Russell T. Smith, of Windsor, has been charged with two counts of murder and is being held in lieu of a $5 million bond, Bloomfield police said. Smith went to the Bloomfield police station at around 7:30 a.m.
Smith is being charged in connection with the Feb. 22 murder of brothers Aaron Walker and Franklin Spencer (pictured). On that day, at around 1 a.m., Bloomfield police responded to a shooting outside of Elizabeth’s Bar and Restaurant on Park Avenue. Police quickly found two shooting victims who later died at the hospital.
Smith left Connecticut after the shooting, police said, and had been on the run ever since.
On Monday, Aug. 3, Bloomfield police arrested an alleged accomplice of Smith’s: Shakela Marie Holley, 48, has been charged with four counts of hinder prosecution in the second degree, police said. Holley allegedly provided financial assistance to Smith while he was on the run.
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