PD: teen shoots store clerk during robbery

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A 19-year-old man has been arrested for shooting an employee during a market robbery in Waterbury Sunday morning.

John Davis is a brother who made a visit to his sister’s Waterbury home after she called to tell him something terrible had happened nearby.

Bucks Hill Market in Waterbury
Bucks Hill Market in Waterbury

“My sister was coming from the corner store, she was jogging and she just told me it was blocked off and they had the cops out there,” said Davis, “I was worried.”

His sister is doing just fine, unfortunately say authorities the same can’t be said for one man that was working at Bucks Hill Market on Boyden Street. Because around 11 a.m. Sunday morning, while he was on the clock at the store, it was robbed and he was shot.

Police haven’t released the identity of the victim at this time, only telling us he was transported to Waterbury Hospital and is in “serious condition,” the injuries he sustained they add are not believed to be life threatening.

Tony Dupre
Tony Dupre

As for who may be responsible police are blaming, 19-year-old Tony Dupre of Waterbury. Dupre was arrested after he was spotted and chased in the area of Walnut and Cherry streets, miles from where the trigger was pulled in the first place.

Dupre has been charged with Criminal Attempt at Murder, Robbery 1st, Larceny and Interfering with an officer. He is being held on $750,000 bond.

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