A 35-year-old Norwalk man who was shot through the hand and abdomen Tuesday night now faces drug charges, Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said Thursday morning.
According to police, the man had just purchased some Chinese food and was eating it while walking southbound on the 200 block of Fairfield Ave. when he stumbled on the sidewalk, Conklin said.
Conklin said the victim told police two young black males with dreadlocks riding bicycles laughed and made a comment about the man stumbling, and he returned a snide comment in turn.
One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim through the hand and into his abdomen, police said. The victim then ran into the lobby of a Hilton hotel and asked for assistance.
Police were summoned and, while rendering aid, discovered the man to be in possession of what would allegedly be confirmed as crack-cocaine, Conklin said.
"We are now looking into criminal drug charges for the crack-cocaine possession," Conklin said
The man was treated and released from Stamford Hospital the next day, Conklin said. His name was not released as he has not formally been charged yet.