NORWALK—Police have arrested a Stamford man for allegedly shooting and attempting to murder a Norwalk resident last month on Woodward Avenue.
Sean Williams came to Police Headquarters Thursday night after being informed detectives held a warrant for his arrest charging him with criminal attempt at murder, criminal use of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
On the afternoon of Feb. 23, police were dispatched to Woodward Avenue and Larsen Street in South Norwalk on a report of a male being shot. They located the 21-year-old victim inside a liquor store at 50 Woodward Ave. with a gunshot wound to his back.
Witnesses told police the gunman ran into a bodega at 44 Woodward Ave. and gone down to the basement.
After surrounding the building, they brought a police dog to the scene and informed the man the dog was going to be sent into the basement.
At that point, police said, Williams came out with his hands up.
Williams was brought to Police Headquarters where detectives concluded that, for the moment, they only had probable cause to charge him with second-degree criminal trespass. He was released on a promise to appear in court.
Police located a .38-caliber revolver on the ground in the area of the shooting.
In a news release issued Friday morning, the commander of the Detective Bureau, Lt. Timothy J. Murphy, said detectives spent the last two weeks working with the State’s Attorney’s office in Stamford reviewing additional information and preparing a warrant affidavit to attain the arrest of Williams on the new charges.
Williams, 20, of 1 Myrtle Ave., was held on a court set bond of $500,000 and was transported to state Superior Court in Norwalk Friday to be arraigned. (At the time of the shooting, police said Williams lived in Norwalk on Neptune Avenue.)
The shooting victim sustained a shallow gunshot wound. He was treated at Norwalk Hospital and released the next day. Police at the time said the victim was not cooperating with investigators.
The following Monday, Feb. 25, police arrested the victim, Giovanni Hudson, of 68 Lexington Ave., on outstanding warrants for allegedly conspiring to sell narcotics and violating terms of his probation.
He remains held on $100,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear in court on March 19.