Shooting outside Amazon building in Stratford leaves Uber driver injured

Police say a subcontracted Amazon driver was dropped off Thursday morning for work. They say as he exited the Uber, he shot his driver, shattering his window and then fled the scene.

Mark Sudol

Aug 24, 2023, 9:23 PM

Updated 272 days ago

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Police say an Uber driver was shot and injured outside an Amazon facility in Stratford.
Stratford police say they got a call from a subcontracted Amazon driver who said he shot his Uber driver when he dropped him off in a nearby parking lot at about 10 a.m. Thursday.
Police tape was seen at the end of Long Beach Boulevard in Stratford, and behind it was broken glass on the ground.
Police say a subcontracted Amazon driver was dropped off there Thursday morning for work.
They say as he exited the Uber, he shot his driver, shattering his window and then fled the scene.
Police arrested 26-year-old Anthony Vann, from Bridgeport.
Vann is charged with attempted murder and is being held on a $1 million bond.
"He reached out to dispatch to surrender himself. Officers approached him and he surrendered without incident, and he was taken into custody," said Stratford Police Captain Frank Eannotti.
Police are trying figure out what prompted the shooting.
Police say Amazon workers administered medical aid to the victim until police and an ambulance arrived.
They say they found the suspect near the Amazon building.
"We had him in custody probably within twenty minutes of him of the shooting occurring," said Eannotti.
Witnesses say they heard six or seven shots fired.
Some shots hit other people's cars.
Stratford police say the victim was taken to a hospital.
Police say the victim is listed in stable condition.
News 12 reached out to Amazon for comment but have not heard back.
Police say this was an isolated incident.


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