West Hartford may not have the Hollywood sign, but it does have lights,cameras, and action going on inside what was once a Friendly’s restaurant in the town’s center. The movie being filmed is an action thriller called Pawn and has stars like Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Nikki Reed. A major reason the high profile film is being shot in Connecticut is because of the tax credits the state offers movie makers.
LocalOnlineNews.TV was granted an exclusive interview with Pawn’s producer Jeff Most to find out why they chose West Hartford as a shooting location.
Pawn is scheduled to be released in 2013.
West Hartford police made an arrest from a shooting that took place on August 6, 2009 in the area of 94 Hillcrest Avenue.
Antwane Williams-Bey of Newington was arrested in connection with the shooting. Williams-Bey is being charged with attempted murder, assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, weapon in a motor vehicle, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and carrying a firearm without a permit.
Williams-Bey was already incarcerated at the time of the arrest on unrelated charges. His additional court set bond for these new charges was set at $750,000.00.
LocalOnlineNews.TV covered the shooting when it happened in August. Watch Anna Stonestreet’s story below:
West Hartford Police responded to a call at 90 Park Road of shots fired on Tuesday January 26 at 9:30 PM. Officers arrived and discovered a car with numerous bullet holes. Both passengers were shot and one of the passengers, Christian Torres, died. We talked to the CO-President of the Park Road Business Association and residents the day following the incident.
West Hartford Police
West Hartford police are seeking your assistance in locating a Toyota pickup truck involved with a shooting incident that took place last night, August 20th, in the BJ’s Wholesale Club parking lot (507 New Park Ave).
The truck looks like the one in the picture shown here. It is a black Toyota Tacoma 4WD pickup truck with the “TRD” package.
Anyone who has seen this vehicle, knows of its whereabouts, or has any additional information on the shooting incident are encouraged to contact West Hartford Police at (860) 523-2070.
The incident involved a shots fired call at the BJs Parking lot at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday evening. When police arrived they found a man who had been shot in the hip. The victim was transported to the St. Francis Hospital for treatment and no others were injured.
Police tell us that this was not a random incident and that the victim was likely targeted.
Reports of a drive by shooting in West Hartford began Thursday night just after shots were reported on Hillcrest Avenue. Police say, however, the shooting was not a drive by and not random. The two parties know one another.
A 19 year old man was shot twice, but has since been released from the hospital. The victim was at first uncooperative, but is now being more helpful with police questions.
Localonlinenews.tv’s Anna Stonestreet interviewed Captain LaSata of the West Hartford Police to get the updates in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Hartford Police at (860) 523-5203.