Stratford man wanted in shooting arrested in Stamford
A Stratford man suspected of being involved in Friday night shooting was arrested on Monday in Stamford .
Stratford Police detectives charged Rodney Johnson Jr., 20, on Monday evening at his father’s home in Stamford. Stratford officers took Johnson into custody with the assistance of Stamford Police.
Stratford Police recovered a .380 caliber handgun that was reportedly stolen approximately two years ago in Trumbull and an electronic defense weapon. Johnson was sought in connection with a shooting that took place on Friday evening in the area of Bruce Avenue and Hollister Street. Police said a man in his late teens suffered a non-life threatening injury. He was reported on Monday to be in stable condition at Bridgeport Hospital.
Johnson is facing charges of first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of ammunition, carrying a pistol without a permit and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
Johnson was also charged with sixth-degree larceny by possession and illegal transfer of a firearm related to the stolen firearm.
Johnson was ordered held on $500,000 bond for his alleged involvement in the shooting. He was arraigned on Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court and is scheduled to appear again on Nov. 22. Johnson was ordered held on $5,000 bond for the firearm.