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Norwalk Police Arrest Suspect In Attempted Murder Case

Stamford resident Sean Williams, 20, was arrested by Norwalk police Thursday in connection with an alleged attempted murder on Feb. 23.
Stamford resident Sean Williams, 20, was arrested by Norwalk police Thursday in connection with an alleged attempted murder on Feb. 23. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. – A 20-year-old Stamford man faces criminal attempt at murder and related felony charges Thursday in connection with a shooting on Woodward Avenue in Norwalk on Feb. 23.

Sean Williams, of Myrtle Avenue, turned himself into police Thursday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

According to Lt. Timothy Murphy, Williams was identified as a suspect in the shooting soon after the Feb. 23 incident, but police did not have enough evidence to charge him with attempted murder. He was initially charged with second degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, while detectives continued to work on the case, Murphy said.

The 21-year-old victim was shot in the back but survived, and he was treated for injuries and released at Norwalk Hospital following the incident.

Police said they chased leads and built a case over the next two weeks, which resulted in the warrant being issued for Williams.

In addition to criminal attempt at murder, Williams was also charged with criminal use of a firearm and carrying a gun without a permit. He was held in lieu of a $500,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Friday.

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