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Stamford Man Gets 13 Years In Prison For Shooting 5 Outside Nightclub

Dayron Wills, 22, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for a July 2014 shooting downtown in front of Tino's Nightclub that left five injured.
Dayron Wills, 22, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for a July 2014 shooting downtown in front of Tino's Nightclub that left five injured. Photo Credit: File
A bystander made a video of the shooting, which was released by Stamford police.
A bystander made a video of the shooting, which was released by Stamford police. Video Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for shooting 10 bullets from a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol into a crowd outside a downtown nightclub in 2014, leaving five people wounded and shocking the city, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Dayron Wills, 25, said opened fire outside Tino's Nightclub near Columbus Park because he was afraid for his life, according to the Advocate.

Wills had faced 20 years in prison if convicted but pleaded guilty last year to four counts of first-degree assault, the Stamford Advocate said.

The victims were four men and a woman between the ages of 19 and 28.

Wills, who worked as a security guard, had a valid permit for the weapon.

West Park Place was filled with crowds of people when the shooting occurred after midnight. There was a fight in the crowd that night down the street, which Wills said made him fear for his life as it moved toward him, the Advocate said.

Tino’s Nightclub, which was located at at 84 West Park Place, surrendered its liquor permit and closed its doors after the incident.

Click here for the story at the Stamford Advocate.

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