A Fairfield County man wanted in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting that injured an innocent bystander was nabbed after agents spotted him on a city street.
The incident took place in Stamford on Saturday, May 7 on Sixth Street in the area of LA Fitness.
Ricardo Georges, age 32, of Stamford, was wanted in connection with a Monday, March 14 drive-by shooting on the city's west side that injured a 72-year-old man who was working on his vehicle, said Capt. Richard Conklin, of the Stamford Police.
Officers from several divisions including the Narc Unit, Major Crimes, SRT, and the K-9 Unit, had learned through an investigation that Georges always carried a gun with him and would be at the gym on Saturday, Conklin said.
The group set up a surveillance and were able to scoop up the well-known convicted felon as he left the gym, he added.
During a search of his backpack, officers found a semi-automatic pistol, .45 caliber, serial #K067869, containing 10 .45 caliber bullets as well as five folds of Fentanyl, Conklin said.
Georges was brought to the SPD Jail where he was charged with:
- Criminal possession of a firearm
- Criminal possession of ammunition
- Possession of narcotics.
He was held on a court-set bond of $500,000.
"Georges is well-known to us and is believed to be involved in other shootings," Conklin said. "A great job by the teams who worked seamlessly to get him off the streets."
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