STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–The scene outside of Tino’s Nightclub on Saturday night in Stamford resembled a violent movie, as police said 22-year old Dayron Willis fired multiple shots into a large crowd.
Wills’ lawyer, Darnell Crosland, said his client’s actions were in self defense.
“When he presented the weapon, he instructed the individuals to stand down and that’s when the threat continued to come towards him,” Crosland said.
Wills told police a man in the crowd approached him and punched him in the right side of his face, and the man made a third attempt to strike him as he opened fire.
According to court papers, the shooting victim stumbled and Willis then opened fire with an initial volley of eight shots. They were all fired in the direction of the victim in rapid succession, according to the documents.
Police said five people were struck. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. A man who goes by the name “Ricky Rick” says his cousin was one of the victims, and he’s thankful witnesses caught this chaos and violence on tape.
“Mr. Wills, for hurting Dee and the others I hope they put you away,” he said.
Crosland said his client has a license to carry because of his job as a security guard, he does not have a record, and was very cooperative with police.
Wills bond was set at $1 million dollars.
He is due back in court on July 28.