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Norwalk Police: 'Gang Member' Out To Kill Rival

NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man who police say has been trying to kill a Norwalk man was arrested early Friday for the third time in three days in Norwalk, police said.

Terrick "Skrappy" Vanlierop, 21, of 55 Park St., is accused of shooting at a 21-year-old Norwalker at 1 p.m. Monday near the South China Restaurant on Woodward Avenue in South Norwalk, police said. The Friday arrest was on charges in that shooting, police said.

The victim said Vanlierop and other members of the Money Green gang, also known as the Rolling 20s, want him dead because of where he lives, according to an affidavit filed at Norwalk Superior Court. It's an ongoing beef, he said, and people are getting shot at and killed.

The targeted man said 10 rounds were fired at him recently when he was on his bicycle at Novak Street, the affidavit says.

On Monday, the victim ran up Burritt Avenue as multiple shots were fired, the affidavit says. He heard bullets go past his arm and hit the bushes, the affidavit says.

Police say they found small bullet holes in several houses but no shell casings. Witnesses said one man had shot at another. Police investigated, developing the information that led to the arrest of Vanlierop, who was charged with criminal attempt and first-degree assault. Bond was set at $150,000.

Vanlierop was also arrested Thursday in another case. Police said he and Norwalk residents Daley Bancroft, 18, of 11 1/2 Isaac St., and Josh McCoy, 21, of 5 Osbourne St., were involved in an altercation Thursday afternoon at Briggs High School. The trio then got into a car and chased a Wheels Bus, yelling at its occupants every time the bus stopped to let people out, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.

A complaint was called in to police at 3:08 p.m. Thursday. Police had originally been told that shots had been fired at the school, but officers said they found no evidence of that. Police were also told that the trio had shot at the bus, but the bus driver said that wasn't true and there were no bullet holes and no injuries, police said.

Vanlierop, McCoy and Bancroft were charged with breach of peace and second-degree  conspiracy in that incident. Bond was set at $5,000 each.

The trio were suspected of being involved in a Lexington Avenue shooting Tuesday evening, Lt. Paul Vinnet said. They were apprehended on Chestnut Street, arrested early Wednesday and charged with criminal trespass.

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