Fugitive wanted for murder in Connecticut arrested after cops learn he was heading to local strip club

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Oct. 22 2021, Published 3:21 p.m. ET

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A Connecticut man wanted in connection to the murder of a man last summer was caught when he turned up at a local strip club, allegedly with a ghost gun in his pocket, authorities said.

On Oct. 21, Joshua White, 21, was arraigned in a Hartford court on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and multiple weapons offenses. He is being held on a $2.25 million bond.

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Two weeks earlier, on Oct. 7, detectives nabbed White after they found out he was planning to be at the Mynx Cabaret strip club, the Hartford Courant reported, citing court records.

When White arrived, officers surrounded his car and took him into custody. While searching him, police allegedly found in the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket a loaded ghost gun — an untraceable weapon with no serial number that’s often bought and assembled from components or kits sold online. Court records state the gun had an extended magazine and a round in the chamber.

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White is accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old aspiring rapper Brian Oliver just before 2 a.m. July 19. According to recently released court records, investigators learned Oliver was feuding with a group of people after he got into a fight weeks earlier at a party. White was aware of the fight, and surveillance video allegedly shows White ran into Oliver shortly after Oliver left a house party.

According to records, surveillance video allegedly shows Oliver walking down the street before audio captures the sound of multiple gunshots.

Records show police responding to reports of shots in the area recovered shell casings but couldn't locate a victim. The following morning, White’s body was found lying in a grassy area near where the casings fell.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for White after identifying him in the security camera video, but they were unable to track down the murder suspect until he showed up at the strip club.


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