Danbury Police Arrest Three More in Connection With Skate Park Homicide
As promised, the Danbury Police Department has made three additional arrests in connection with a recent homicide.
Back on on Wednesday, March 18, 21-year-old Willy Placencia was pronounced dead after being rushed to Danbury Hospital following a stabbing, which occurred during a fight that had broken out at the skate park located at 32 Patriot Drive.
According to the News Times, 18-year-old Nykeem Hawkins, 19-year-old Kenaas Council and an unidentified 15-year-old male, all of Danbury, were arrested on charges related to Placencia's death.
The unidentified juvenile was faces both first and second degree conspiracy to commit assault charges and an additional breach of peace charge. He was reportedly arrested on Monday (March 30) before being remanded to custody.
Hawkins, who was reportedly arrested on Friday (March 27), faces charges of conspiracy to commit manslaughter, conspiracy to commit assault in the second degree and breach of peace. He was held on a $100,000 bond.
The third man arrested, Kenaas Council, was charged with second degree conspiracy to commit assault and breach of peace. He was reportedly arrested on Monday (March 30) and is being held on a $10,000 bond.
These three arrests follow the initial arrests of 20-year-old James Lema-Zaruma and an unidentified 16-year-old, both of Danbury, who were arrested on Thursday (March 26) as the result of an extensive investigation that included eye-witness interviews, many anonymous tips and all-around good police work.
The Danbury Police Department says that since this continues to be an ongoing and active investigation, court documents related to the case have been temporarily sealed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Danbury Police Department’s Detective Division at 203-797-4662. Anonymous TIPS Line is 203-790-8477.