Man shot in the back in Norwalk Friday evening

Norwalk police cruiser (file).

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – A father and son were arrested after allegedly interfering with a shooting investigation Friday night.

The man who was shot was reported to be in surgery at Norwalk Hospital for a non-life-threatening wound to his back Friday night, police said.

Police have not yet identified the wounded man, but said Joshua McCoy, 22, of no known address, is charged with assaulting a police officer. His father, Lewis McCoy, 51, of Ward Street, is also charged with assaulting a police officer. “McCoy is believed to be the intended victim of the shooter,” police said.

The incident took place on John Street at 6:31 p.m., police said.

Their bonds were set at $5,000 each for appearances in Norwalk Superior Court on Aug. 26. The incident remains under investigation.

Det. Mark Edwards is the assigned investigator. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Norwalk Police Department through Edwards, at 203-854-3185, or the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111.

Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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