Norwalk Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Christmas Eve Shooting

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NORWALK, Conn. -- An 18-year-old Norwalk man was charged with attempted murder Tuesday in a shooting that occurred on Christmas Eve.

Jean Louis-Finn was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, carrying a gun without a permit and first-degree reckless endangerment. 

The shooting occurred on Dec. 24, 2013 outside the Carleton Court housing complex on Grove Street in South Norwalk. According to police reports the victim, a 24-year-old Bridgeport resident, was sitting in a car outside the complex when someone approached him and shot him multiple times. The victim's injuries were non-life threatening and he was taken to Norwalk Hospital.

The suspect fled the scene on foot through a backyard on Novak Street and then on to South Main Street.

Finn was arrested on Jan. 4 after police said they found a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver on him. Officers had observed Finn in a parking lot on South Main Street, repeatedly placing his hand in his left pocket as if to conceal a firearm, according to police reports. When officers caught up to him and patted him down, they found the gun and placed him under arrest. He was charged with carrying a gun without a permit and interfering with an officer.

According to court documents, ballistics reports showed that the gun that was found on Finn during his arrest was the same gun used in the Christmas Eve shooting. Finn is currently being held at the Manson Youth Institute in Cheshire, and was arraigned on the Christmas Eve shooting charges in Norwalk Superior Court Tuesday.

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