Police: Waterbury clerk shot July 20 dies

Dave Shand with granddaughter (Family photos)
David Shand with granddaughter (Family photos)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury store clerk shot last week during a robbery has died and now his alleged killer will be facing more charges.

Police said on July 20, 19-year-old Tony Dupre allegedly shot 61-year-old David Shand during a robbery at Bucks Hill Market, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.

Shand had been fighting for his life. But it ended Tuesday night. Friends, family and customers of the store where the shooting happened gathered to set up a shrine to remember him.

“I met him and I like him. He was a very nice man,” said Jean Brinkley, a regular customer of the store.

A memorial for Waterbury clerk David Shand, fatally shot during a robbery.
A memorial for Waterbury clerk David Shand, fatally shot during a robbery.

People from the neighborhood where Shand worked as a store clerk placed flowers and candles to show how much he was loved and appreciated. Customers considered him a big part of their community and said they feel the pain of losing Shand.

“[His bail] should be $3 million,” said Sabiel Vargas. “This guy should never get out, never. He should never see life. I always said an eye for an eye, but you know the system.

Dupre was originally charged with attempted murder, robbery and larceny, but now that Shand has passed on, police say there may be more charges.

He is being held on $1 million bond and will be in court again Sept. 5.

clerk shot1Shards’ family said that he wanted people to remember him by donating to the ASPCA because he was an animal lover.

His charges remain the same, and he is being held in lieu of $1 million bond for a Sept. 5 appearance in Waterbury Superior Court, on the docket reserved for more serious cases.

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