Man arrested after early morning shooting in Norwalk

Norwalk Police arrested Carlos Pol, Jr. after they say he fired shots into the ground, causing bullet fragments to hit a man. (Photo provided by the Norwalk Police Dept.)

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested a man who they say fired shots into the ground during a disturbance, causing bullet fragments to hit a man in Norwalk early Saturday morning.

Police were monitoring bar closings on West Avenue at Wall Street in Norwalk when they heard a single gunshot from Mott Avenue at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Officers responded and found a 30-year-old man who had been hit in the arm and stomach by bullet fragments. He suffered minor injuries and declined medical evaluation by responding personnel. Witnesses pointed out the suspect, Carlos Pol, Jr. who was sitting in a car on Mott Avenue. When officers approached the car, Pol got out and began to walk away. Police caught him and found a loaded Glock handgun with a thirteen round magazine and an expandable baton.

The investigation showed that Pol fired a single round into the ground during a disturbance, which caused bullet fragments to strike the victim. Police say Pol has a valid Connecticut pistol permit and was charged with weapon in a motor vehicle, unlawful discharge of a firearm, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a large capacity magazine, and breach of peace. He was held on a $50,000 bond.

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