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Norwalker Held Shooting Victim At Gunpoint

NORWALK, Conn. – A shooting victim was held at gunpoint by Friday night by a man who came out of his basement in South Norwalk after hearing shots. The man found a bleeding teenager standing in his backyard, Norwalk Police Sgt. James Boff said.

The 18-year-old male man from Shelton had been shot in the left thigh. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital and his friends were arrested on charges of being in the man's backyard.

The Woodward Avenue resident heard three shots at about 8:15 p.m. Friday, as he was working in the basement, Boff said. He then heard a fourth shot and a male voice screaming that he had been shot. The resident came out of the basement with his gun and found a white male bleeding from his leg. Fearing the teen was armed, the resident pointed his gun at him. The citizen also held two friends of the victim at gunpoint.

The victim said he had parked his car on a side street and walked to 105 Woodward Ave., where he got into an argument with people he had met in Norwalk, police said. As he was running away, he was shot in the left leg. He said he did not know what the argument was about and did not know the names of the people he was arguing with, police said.

His friends, Quentin Lyde, 22, of 16 Edgewood St., and Jerome Lyde, 20, of Bridgeport, were charged with criminal trespass. Bond was set at $10,000. Jerome Lyde was also charged with violation of probation. Bond was set at $20,000.

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