Hartford man charged with attempted murder in Maple Street shooting

Staff report

Published: 11-21-2023 9:37 PM

Modified: 11-22-2023 9:13 AM

HARTFORD — Police have charged a 26-year-old Hartford man with attempted murder in the shooting of a 21-year-old man on Maple Street last week, Hartford police said in a news release on Tuesday night.

Zachary Geissler has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, recklessly endangering another, impeding and negligent weapon storage, police said.

Geissler is being held without bail at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt., and is scheduled to appear in Windsor County Court on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police previously said an unidentified 21-year-old man was found bleeding with a gunshot wound to the chest outside an apartment building at 1407 Maple St. in Hartford in the early morning hours of last Friday.

The victim was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and his condition is not known.

Earlier, Hartford police said the shooting was the result of a “confrontation” between individuals inside the Maple Street apartment. They spent much of Friday with a Vermont State Police crime scene investigation team gathering evidence at the scene.

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Among the evidence police said they recovered was a 9mm handgun which which they said is “believed to be the weapon involved in the assault."