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Norwalk Police Blame Shooting on Drugs

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man arrested Tuesday in a recent South Norwalk shooting may have been angry at the victim over a drug theft, Norwalk police said in an affidavit.

Michael "Lurch" Vereen-Foust, 24, of 16 Soundview Ave., was charged with first-degree criminal attempt to commit assault, first-degree criminal attempt to commit robbery and criminal possession of a firearm. He was held on $250,000 bond. Vereen-Foust was also arrested Aug. 4 on drug charges with another man. Police said there was 11.5 grams of crack in the car they were in as well as heroin. Bond for that was $100,000.

Police say Vereen-Foust suspected the 23-year-old victim had stolen 40 bags of crack the night before. Vereen-Foust was at South Main and Merritt streets in South Norwalk with friends and spotted the victim. The victim said he felt outnumbered, and Vereen-Foust and he began to walk up South Main Street alone.

Vereen-Foust wanted money, the affidavit said. The victim said he didn't have any and Vereen-Foust allegedly tried to rob him in the yard at 105 S. Main St. The victim ran, and Vereen-Foust shot at him. He thought he had hit the victim, but the victim slipped.

Police found a bullet in a tree and a ricochet mark on a branch. The victim's personal belongings were strewn on the ground, including a wallet, credit cards and identification. Police say they looked like they were dropped or thrown.

Police found a .32-caliber revolver in a mailbox. There were six spent rounds in the gun.

Vereen-Foust was bragging about shooting the victim, according to the affidavit. That led to his arrest.

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