Alleged Gunman Captured At Bridgeport Train Station

Accused of shooting his sister's boyfriend at a Norwalk public housing project Thursday afternoon.

Norwalk Police took Terry Peterson into custody Friday afternoon, a day after he allegedly shot his sister's boyfriend at a South Norwalk public housing project.

In a news release issued at 5:25 p.m. Friday, department spokesman Lt. Praveen John said Peterson was taken into custody at the Bridgeport train station at about 1 p.m. with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall's Service's Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Norwalk Police obtained an arrest warrant for Peterson overnight charging him with first-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Peterson was transported back to Norwalk, John said, and was being held in lieu of posting $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 10.

John said police also executed a search warrant at Peterson's residence that "yielded additional corroborating evidence." 

Peterson had been sought since allegedly shooting his sister's boyfriend Thursday afternoon at the Roodner Court public housing project at 261 Ely Ave. Police were dispatched there at 5:55 p.m. and located a 30-year-old man shot in the abdomen in a hallway in building 12. He was taken by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital.

The department already held an arrest warrant for Peterson for criminal trespass at Roodner Court and he was aware he was not allowed to be there, said department spokesman Sgt. Lisa Cotto Friday morning.

Following a previous arrest, Peterson, 22, told Norwalk Police he lives on Deacon Street in Bridgeport.


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