A Bridgeport man out on bond in connection a shooting at the Puerto Rican Day parade in July has been arrested again, this time for allegedly shooting the owner of a downtown store during an attempted robbery.
Police said they took 20-year-old Davon Eldemire, of Laurel Avenue, into custody Friday night in connection with an incident Tuesday that left the owner of the SK Grocery store with a gunshot wound to his leg.
Police have said Eldemire and a woman entered the store at 856 Fairfield Avenue at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, and that the woman appeared to lure the victim from behind the counter.
Eldemire allegedly showed a black handgun and there was scuffle that ended with the shooting.
The victim was taken to a local hospital. His name and condition have not been released, but his injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. Police have not yet identified the woman who was allegedly involved.
Eldemire was charged Friday with criminal attempt at first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and possession of a pistol without a permit. He was held on $1.5 million bond.
He had previously been arrested in July after a man was hit by a richochet bullet after this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. Police said that saw Eldemire running into a local restaurant carrying a recently-fired weapon moments after the shooting.
In that incident, Eldemire was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. He had been out $100,000 bond and was wearing a GPS monitor at the time of Tuesday’s robbery.