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20-Year-Old Charged In Halloween Shooting In Trumbull

Trumbull police arrested a man in connection with a 2017 shooting.
Trumbull police arrested a man in connection with a 2017 shooting. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

A 20-year-old Trumbull man has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Halloween in 2017.

Anthony Digirolamo was arrested Tuesday on various weapons-related charges following an intensive investigation, said Trumbull Police Lt. Doug Smith.

During the investigation, Trumbull Police detectives obtained evidence from the scene, reviewed nearby video surveillance footage, conducted numerous interviews and served several search warrants over the past year in their effort to identify those responsible for the shooting, Smith said.

Forensic tests were conducted that provided critical evidence and eyewitnesses were located who identified Digirolamo as the person who fired the gun. An arrest warrant indicated that the incident stemmed from a dispute with the group of youths just prior to the shooting.

Although multiple shots were fired, no was injured in the incident.

The incident took place around 9 p.m., Oct. 31, 2017, when Trumbull police received multiple 911 calls regarding gunshots in the area of Leffert Road and Unity Road. Responding officers located shell casings in the area but were unable to locate a victim or the shooter.

Neighborhood residents reported hearing gunshots around the same time that a group of about 20 youths were in the area and some witnesses told police that a man jumped out of a black vehicle and fired a semi-automatic handgun at those youths.

Police then located the large group of youths walking on White Plains Road. Police learned that while Trick or Treating, the group had been at a home on White Plains Road where Digirolamo resided with his parents.

A dispute reportedly occurred where one of the youths allegedly threatened a member of Digirolamo’s family.

The youths left the property when they were told that police were being called. Digirolamo then also left the home in his car, which matched the description given by witnesses as the one involved with the shooting.

Digirolamo was questioned at his home that night but he denied any involvement.

Digirolamo was charged with:

  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Illegal possession of a weapon in a vehicle
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm
  • Discharge of firearm on a public highway
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Criminal attempt of assault
  • Interfering with an investigation

He is being held on a $75,000 bond with a court date of Dec. 21.

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