An 28-year-old Stamford man was arrested and charged with first degree assault, possession of a firearm, and first degree reckless endangerment shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 27, after he allegedly shot two people at the Holy Name Athletic Club.
Stamford Police said they were alerted to a shooting at the club at about 12:40 a.m. Upon arrival patrol units heard gunshots and encountered a black male, later identified as Dwayne Coleman, running North on Atlantic Street with a handgun. Coleman threw the gun down and patrol officers apprehended him a short time later, according to police.
Responding officers then discovered that two people were shot in the club's parking lot. Police said a 28 year-old female Stamford resident was struck in the left leg and 24 year-old male Stamford resident was struck four times in the torso and buttocks.
Both were transported to Stamford Hospital. The male underwent surgery and as of Saturday was listed in serious condition in ICU, according to police. The female was treated and released.
Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that Coleman, of 37 Greenwich Ave., and the male victim exchanged gunfire with each other in the club’s parking lot. The cause of the gunfire is under investigation. Stamford Police BCI-A is reportedly investigating the motive behind the shooting.
Coleman, who is reportedly on parole for weapons and narcotics violations, was held on a $500,000 bond. He has been remanded into the custody of the Department of Parole, according to police.