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Stamford Police Arrest One Man In Super Bowl Shootout; Seeking Second Man

Lou Geneus
Lou Geneus Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Police have arrested one of the two men they said had a post Super Bowl party shootout.

Lou Geneus, 34, was arrested at his Bridgeport residence around 6 a.m. Friday, Lt. Thomas Barcello said. He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a weapon, carrying a pistol without a permit and first-degree reckless endangerment. He's being held on a $300,000 bond.

Geneus was with a friend when words were exchanged with another man on Towne Street, Lt. Thomas Barcello said. That other man was standing close to 110 Towne St., and he allegedly pulled out a gun and fired numerous shots at Geneus and his friend, police said. The friend, who is from Norwalk, fell to the ground after being hit in the groin and in the leg. 

Police said that Geneus then stared at the shooter for a moment and then pulled out his handgun and unloaded at him. In all, police said the two men may have exchanged as many as 20 shots in the gun battle.

Police said the shootout was captured on surveillance video and also said that all three men had been at a Super Bowl party in the community room at 111 Towne St. Police said all three men can be seen on surveillance video at the party.

Barcello said that video has played a role in the police investigation and they are getting some cooperation from witnesses and others. 

Police are still looking for the other shooter.

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