A convicted felon who was released from prison on supervised release for gun and drug arrests is facing new charges for allegedly shooting a man during a birthday party.
Bridgeport resident George Sanchez - also known as “Little G” - who was sentenced to 33 months in prison in 2016 on drug and weapons charges, was arrested and charged after allegedly shooting another partygoer during a dispute at an Atwater Street gathering over the summer.
Investigators from the Bridgeport Police Department responded to St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Sunday, July 26, where there was a man who had been shot in the leg multiple times.
It is alleged that the man was attending a birthday party at an Atwater Street home when a fight broke out between several women.
When the victim attempted to pull his wife from the struggle, Sanchez allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him.
Sanchez was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, illegal discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
He’s being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear back in court on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
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