Feds: Hartford man tied to shooting gets 2 years for violating supervised release

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A file photo of the courthouse at 450 Main St. in Hartford, Conn.

A file photo of the courthouse at 450 Main St. in Hartford, Conn.

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HARTFORD — A city man involved in a shooting in 2020 received the maximum sentence on a federal supervised release violation last week in Hartford court, according to prosecutors.

Judge Alvin W. Thompson sentenced 33-year-old Brandon “Spun” Spence to 24 months in prison on May 27.

Thompson previously sentenced Spence to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on Feb. 5, 2019, for possessing a firearm as a felon. Spence had been in custody since his June 2018 arrest. He was released from federal prison in February 2020.

Later that year, around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 7, 2020, Hartford police surveillance cameras captured Spence and another individual involved in a dispute in a parking lot at 20 Enfield St. During the incident, prosecutors said, Spence pulled out a a gun, shot the individual in the leg and then stole their vehicle.

Prosecutors said Spence also has assault, weapons possession and larceny charges pending in state court, stemming from the December 2020 incident.