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Man charged with shooting clerk during hold-up attempt


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.

EldemirePolice 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.

Categories: General
Wes Duplantier

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4 Responses

  1. Kevin says:

    It’s a good thing all those harsh gun laws prevented another…. Oh wait they don’t do anything to stop criminals.

  2. igor says:

    Maybe you can make it 200,000 and give him a Garmin this time. Why bother locking them up? The courts just let them loose again.

  3. Alexandra says:

    How did this guy get off the first time???

  4. SeanO says:

    Our small store owners again risking their lives and limb to provide a service to our Consumer Citizens. The Store Attendant showed great bravery in resisting the robber, it is a deterrent to would be robbers if they believe the Good Citizens are ready and willing to protect themselves and property and accept the risks. I wish him a speedy recovery, and God Bless.