Stamford Police Seek Information from Public in Shooting Caught on Video

Stamford Police are requesting the public’s assistance with any information on a shooting that took place in outside a night club in Columbus Park in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 13.

From Stamford Police Facebook:
At approximately 0138 hrs the Stamford Police Department were alerted to a shooting in the area of 84 West Park Place.

Officers in the downtown area heard numerous gunshots and encountered a chaotic scene in which five people had been shot. They also discovered and secured several crime scenes that stretched two blocks. Responding Officers gave out a preliminary description of a possible suspect and that suspect was quickly detained by uniformed Officers Velez/Costello/and Federline in the area of Atlantic St/Bank St.

The suspect who was detained was identified as Dayron Wills, LKA: 300 Tresser Blvd, Apt 7E, Stamford Ct, DOB: 02/29/92. Wills admitted to his involvement in the shooting and relayed to the Officers that he discarded the weapon near the intersection of Atlantic St/Bank St. Officers went to the area and discovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun. Wills relayed that he was involved in an altercation outside Tino’s Nightclub at 84 West Park Place. During the altercation he pulled out the handgun and began shooting at another person who he was having the altercation with. Wills does have a valid pistol permit and was legally registered to carry the weapon. The Officers also seized a small amount of marijuana from his person.

Stamford BCI responded and processed multiple crime scenes. Video evidence was recovered which shows Wills indiscriminately firing his weapon into a crowd and towards the crowded downtown area, thus striking five innocent persons.

All victims were transported to Stamford HX for treatment. Four males and one female were treated for gunshot wounds to their upper and lower extremities and at this time all victims injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The shooting incident was recorded by witnesses and police have released a YouTube video.

The content is graphic and not suitable for children.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Stamford Police Detective Bureau at (203) 977-4417.