Fight leads to two Stamford arrests

A fight on Stamford’s West Side early Tuesday morning involving a shotgun ended with two arrests, police said.

Sgt. William Brevard said police were called at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday to a fight in progress at the corner of Richmond Hill Avenue and Rose Park Place. When officers arrived they found a man sitting on a stoop in front of 101 Richmond Hill Ave., with a lot of blood coming out of a wound on his head.

A witness told police that he saw a man with a shotgun in the street racking the weapon several times while a fight was in progress just before police arrived, Brevard said.

The bystander told police that the man with the shotgun went into an apartment inside 101 Richmond Hill Avenue. When police went inside they spotted a shotgun shell next to an apartment door and knocked.

They were let in by a man named Molses Marraquin. Inside the apartment police spotted a shirt with blood on it and asked Marraquin what happened. Marraquin wouldn’t tell police what happened, although he told police the shirt was his.

Brevard said the beating victim identified Marraquin as the man who hit him over the head with a bottle and punched him. The man had a wound on his head and cuts to his neck and right forearm. Marraquin, 33, was charged with second-degree assault and breach of peace and was held overnight by police in lieu of a $10,000 court appearance bond.

Brevard said the witness identified Miguel Calderon-Torres, 24, also of 101 Richmond Hill Ave., as the man holding the shotgun. He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, breach of peace and threatening. Calderon-Torres was also held on a $10,000 court bond.