Tuesday, July 5, 2022

New Parents Chase Garrett And Christina Dang Shot Dead After A Dispute Over A Dog Escalated Into Violence

Parents of a four-month-old baby boy were fatally shot and a woman was critically injured after a dispute over a dog escalated into violence in Hartford, Connecticut on Father’s Day.

New parents Chase Garrett, 39, Christina Dang, 27, and an unidentified woman in her 20s were shot during a confrontation at 67 Franklin Avenue, authorities said.

Hartford Police responded to reports of shots being fired just after 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Garrett and Dang were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

At a press conference Monday, police chief Jason Thody said the shooting happened after a minor neighbor dispute over a dog quickly escalated.

Police have identified a person of interest, who they believe sped off in a vehicle after shooting the victims.

The vehicle was later found by police and is now being processed. An investigation has been launched to find the individual, whose name has not been released.

It is unclear who owned the dog, but police said those involved in the shooting had not made previous reports or complaints about the pet.

The third victim, who lived in the same residence with Garrett and Dang, is fighting for her life.

Just hours before the tragic shooting Sunday that left his child an orphan, Garrett posted a picture of him lovingly carrying his son with the caption ‘My first father’s day.’

Garrett and Dang were seemingly enjoying their life as new parents, often posting pictures of their child.’Never thought I would be a Father…but I’ll try and be the best dad I can be…taught me and teaching me so much! My lil Angel…literally,’ Garrett also wrote on Facebook on Father’s Day.

Dang’s cousin, Olivia Anderson, told NBC that the young family of three had recently moved to Hartford, where they planned to raise their child, to be closer to Garrett’s family.

‘She just had him in February and she was trying to do better for herself and for her family,’ Anderson told the outlet.

‘Christina was my baby sister. She was a beautiful soul full of life. She was a mother to a four-month-old Chosen and she lost her life over a senseless argument,’ Dang told NBC.

‘It’s hard for a child to lose two parents on the same night and on Father’s Day, a day that should be loved and, you know.’The baby is now in the custody of DCF, police said.

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