Teen Charged In Shooting At Stamford Liquor Store

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Stamford Police arrested a Stamford teen suspected of being involved in a shooting at Hope Bottle Shop on New Year's Eve. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old Stamford boy suspected of shooting up a liquor store on New Year’s Eve was arrested Monday, Capt. Richard Conklin said.

The Springdale resident has been charged with criminal attempt at first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm within city limits and possession of a dangerous weapon, Conklin said.

He was to be arraigned in juvenile court Tuesday, and Conklin said authorities are hoping to move him to adult court in the afternoon.

Conklin gave this account of the incident: The suspect and another male entered the Hope Bottle Shop just before closing and one pulled out a silver revolver and shot at the proprietor behind the counter. The two then ran out of the store after another employee threw a case of beer at them from the back of the store.
“It’s a pretty scary one,” Conklin said.

Conklin credited the arrest to “good old-fashioned police work” by Investigator Jerry Junes. The department is still searching for the second suspect, he said.

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