- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A New Haven man has been charged in the shooting death of a teenager and wounding another youth in March.

Police said Thursday that 18-year-old Jeffrey Covington has been charged with first-degree murder, assault and weapons violations in the shooting death of 17-year-old Taijohn Washington and and the shooting assault of 16-year-old Travon Washington at Lilac and Butler Streets.

Police say an investigation uncovered evidence which identified Covington as the lone shooter.

Covington was being held on a $2 million bond. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

Police Chief Dean Esserman says the department is “committed to the families of our community with the hope that we have brought justice and relief to these grieving families.”

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