Police chief: Shooting victim hiding something

Bridgeport's chief of police says the man shot in the stomach early Friday morning may be trying to mislead investigators about where it happened. The

The shooting happened at Park Avenue near Atlantic Street.

The shooting happened at Park Avenue near Atlantic Street. (4/29/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport's chief of police says the man shot in the stomach early Friday morning may be trying to mislead investigators about where it happened.

The victim says it happened near the University of Bridgeport on Park Avenue near Atlantic Street after 2 a.m., but police say they did not find any evidence at the scene.

Police say they searched the area and examined building exteriors and did not find a single bullet hole or shell casing.

Police Chief A.J. Perez says Darryl Peterson drove the victim, Davon Lott, to St. Vincent's Medical Center. Lott was treated for a gunshot wound to the stomach.

But Perez says both men have extensive criminal records.

"This is not rocket science," Perez says. "I think we're going to find who shot him and why."

Investigators are examining surveillance video taken in the area.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say crews arrived shortly after receiving a 1 Woman killed in Norwalk fire
2 Metro-North advises residents of holiday schedule change
Jalene Rivera, 14, spoke at the United Nation's 3 Bridgeport teen gives speech at United Nations
They are hoping to educate others in preparation 4 News 12 speaks with families of traumatic brain injury victims
Lt. Philip Reeves was a helicopter pilot who 5 Funeral to be held for longtime Bridgeport firefighter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE