PD: Hartford man shoots alleged car thief after tracking down stolen vehicle

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Hartford Police are investigating after a man allegedly tracked down his stolen vehicle and confronted the thief.

Police say a resident contacted them around 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning to report that his vehicle was stolen while it was warming up in the driveway.

According to officials, the same resident called just before 9:30 a.m. to report that he found his vehicle on Maple Avenue and had fired a gunshot.

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Hartford Teen Offered Plea Deal In Slaying Of 15-Year-Old Keon Huff

The state has offered a deal to the teen suspected of killing 15-year-old Keon Huff last March, but the details were not disclosed in court on Tuesday.

Prosecutor John Fahey told Hartford Superior Court Judge Laura F. Baldini during a brief hearing Tuesday that the state has extended an offer to Tywone Edwards Jr., 18. Deron Freeman, Edwards's lawyer, said he will discuss it with his client. Edwards, clad in a bright yellow jumpsuit with hair in short dreadlocks, stood quietly as his case was heard.

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Deron & Donald Freeman
For the Freemans, a father-son legal team comes full circle

Deron Freeman didn't realize it at the time, but the seminal moment in his emerging law practice was the day his attorney-father Donald Freeman fired him in 2005.

"He really did it as a favor," the son says now, sitting behind his desk at The Law Offices of Deron Freeman, on Linden Place in Hartford. "He didn't need an extra associate. He brought me in the office one day and said, 'Listen, I can't pay you anymore. Time for you to go out on your own.' At first I was devastated.''

The job with his dad was Deron's first as a lawyer. He graduated from Western New England School of Law in 2000. After leaving his father's practice, Freeman soon discovered it "was actually the best thing that ever happened to me. … I doubled my salary."

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