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Ex-Boyfriend's Appearance Leads To Argument, Shooting, Arrest Of Teen Suspect

Davonte Whitehurst
Davonte Whitehurst Photo Credit: Stratford Police

An area teen is behind bars with bail set at a quarter of a million dollars after being charged with a shooting that occurred during an argument overnight.

 At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Stratford Police Department officers responded to a report of an assault and shots fired at 445 Wiklund Ave.  The caller stated that someone had been shot at the residence. 

An investigation determined that 19-year-old Davonte Whitehurst of Bridgeport shot a male victim in the leg after a brief verbal argument, said Captain Frank Eannotti of the Stratford PD. 

The victim received non-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim, the ex-boyfriend of the girl that Whitehurst was visiting, showed up at the residence, uninvited and possibly started the confrontation, Eannotti said. Whitehurst, who fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival, was spotted running on Wiklund Avenue near Canaan Road. He was stopped by officers at which time the firearm was recovered and Whitehurst detained prior to arrest.

Whitehurst was charged with the following;

  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Criminal attempt at murder
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Breach of peace, second degree
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment, first degree

Bond was set at $250,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31.

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