A confrontation over a 2010 drug deal culiminated in a Saturday evening shooting on Mountain Avenue, according to a affidavit.
Shaquon R. Carter, 23, of 54 Mountain Ave. was arrested on Monday afternoon on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, and criminal use of a weapon.
Carter is charged with shooting 26-year-old Tornando Robinson, according to . Robinson was shot three times in the legs and groin and taken to before being transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
According to an affidavit by Detective William Pero, a woman told police that she went to Carter’s residence in 2010 to purchase cocaine for $150. She said Carter took the money without giving her the drugs and threatened her and a companion with a shotgun when they went to the residence later in the day.
The woman said she told Robinson about the incident, and that they saw Carter at in January. She said Robinson did not confront Carter there, but brought it up when they saw Carter again last week at . The woman said Carter “became aggressive and insisted they talk about the problem somewhere else because the police were in the area,” according to the affidavit.
The woman said Carter and two other men confronted her and Robinson while they were walking her dog on Saturday night. She said the men took out guns and that Carter shot Robinson and fired at her as she was hiding behind a vehicle.
The woman said one of the two other men walked away and said before the shooting that he did not want to get involved, but told police that she believed all three men shot at her before fleeing the scene. She identified Carter from a photo lineup.
Pero said Officer Kurt Lavimoniere drove down Mountain Ave. about an hour before the shooting as part of his regular patrol. Lavimoniere saw Carter and four other men, two of whom he knew, outside Carter’s residence.
Police found bullets and shell casings of several calibers at the scene, and several vehicles were damaged.
Carter was held on a $1 million bond, and this was reduced to $750,000 cash or surety bond after his initial appearance in the today. The case will be transferred to the .