Trumbull man facing multiple charges, allegedly fired shots at group of youths on Halloween 2017

A Trumbull man has been arrested for a Halloween night 2017 incident in which police said he fired multiple shots from a handgun at a group of youths near Leffert Road and Unity Road.

On December 11, 2018, police arrested Anthony Digirolamo, 20, of White Plains Road, on multiple charges relating to the incident following what Lt. Douglas Smith called an extensive investigation.

“Trumbull Police detectives obtained evidence from the scene, reviewed nearby video

surveillance footage, conducted numerous interviews and served several search warrants over the past year in their effort to identify those responsible for the shooting,” Smith said. “Forensic tests were conducted that provided critical evidence and eyewitnesses were located who identified Digirolamo as the person who fired the gun.”

Smith said the incident stemmed from a dispute with a group of about 20 youths around 9 p.m. on Halloween. Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area of Leffert Road and Unity Road. Responding officers found shell casings in the area, but were unable to locate a victim or the shooter. Neighborhood residents reported hearing gunshots around the same time that a group of about 20 youths were in the area and some witnesses told police that a man jumped out of a black vehicle and fired a semi-automatic handgun at those youths.

Police then located the large group of youths walking on White Plains Road. According to reports, the youths had been trick-or-treating at the home where Digirolamo lives with his parents on White Plains Road and reportedly had a dispute with a member of the family. One of the youths allegedly made a threat, and the group left the property after being told the family was calling the police.

Digirolamo then also left the home in his car, which matched the description given by witnesses as the one involved with the shooting. Digirolamo was questioned at his home that night but he denied any involvement.

Anthony Digirolamo was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of weapons in a vehicle, illegal discharge of a firearm, discharge of a firearm on a public highway, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal attempt at first-degree assault, and interfering with a police investigation. He was held on $75,000 bond for court December 21.