At 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, officers who were patrolling the parking lot at 50 Washington St. heard several gunshots from the area of the West Washington Street entrance, police said.
Officer Brian Hamm saw a male, identified as Jeffrey Moultrie, 28, of Stratford, acting suspiciously in that immediate area, police said.
Hamm ordered Moultrie to stop and remove his hands from his sweatshirt, police said.
Moultrie did not comply, but he dropped a handgun onto the pavement and fled on foot, police said. Hamm captured Moultrie after a short foot chase, and a 9mm handgun was recovered, police said.
Moultrie was found to have sustained a single gunshot wound to the hip, and he was transported to Norwalk Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Moultrie, who is a convicted felon, was arrested upon his release from the hospital.
At the same time, Sgt. Garrett Kruger saw a vehicle leaving the parking lot onto Martin Luther King Drive at a high rate of speed, police said. Kruger stopped the vehicle and found that the man who was driving had been shot.
The male victim was also transported by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Norwalk detectives responded to the scene and were investigating.
Moultrie was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and interfering with an officer. He was held on $100,000 bond
Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information was released by police.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or what led up to the incident is asked to contact detectives at 203-854-3011.
Anonymous tips can be left at any of the following contacts: calling Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111, visiting the Norwalk Police website at www.norwalkpd.com, or typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637)
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