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Stamford Police: Armed Gunman Fired Shot Into Downtown Crowd

A gunman fired into a crowd on Clark Street in downtown Stamford early Sunday.
A gunman fired into a crowd on Clark Street in downtown Stamford early Sunday. Photo Credit: Google Maps

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Waterbury man who fired a gunshot into a closing-time crowd on Clark Street in downtown Stamford early Sunday was arrested on multiple charges, police said.

At 1:51 a.m. Sunday, Stamford Police Officers John Derisme and Daniel Kokkoros were on foot patrol in the city’s busy downtown, monitoring the closing of the area nightclubs and bars, police said.

Derisme saw a man separate from a group of pedestrians, produce a hand gun and fire a single shot into the crowd, police said.

Derisme and Kokkoros quickly gave chase after the armed suspect and apprehend the man, who was later identified as Deandre Quintrell Green of Waterbury, police said.

Green was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was held on $100,000 bond with a court date of May 12.

"Fortunately no one was injured in the incident, including the suspect," Stamford police said in a statement. "The Stamford Police Department takes the safety of its citizens very seriously and will not tolerate such brazen acts of violence."

The Stamford Police Department cited the "diligent and brave police work" of Derisme and Kokkoros.

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