Police have secured an arrest warrant in connection with the murder of Lavias Phillips which occurred on January 17th 2008 at 10:40 p.m. on Bellevue Road.
Captain Peter Reichard stated after positive DNA results on evidence left at the scene, Detective Michael Wuchek and other investigators from the Investigative Services Division worked hard to bring this case to a close. This case was the city’s first homicide of 2008.
Antwan Byrd 12/23/75, of 10 Garden St, Hartford, Ct will be arraigned on Thursday with Murder, Criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Carrying a pistol without a permit. The warrant carries a million dollar bond. Antwan Byrd is currently being held on unrelated robbery charges in connection with a bank robbery in Stafford, Connecticut.