(Bridgeport, CT – March 11, 2014) – A city man faces charges after an investigation into a weekend shooting led to a foot chase and gun seizure.

Sgt. Jason Amato developed information that a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old in the thigh stemmed from a conflict between rival groups from different neighborhoods and that members of the group responsible for the shooting were in the Charles F. Greene Homes Monday. He also learned that one person in the group was in possession of a gun.

Plain clothes officers entered the apartment complex, and observed a group of four males across the street outside a bodega. When police converged, one of the males fled on foot holding his waistband. Police and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which partners with the department to reduce gun violence, gave chase.

The suspect, later identified as Lorenzo Carter, 19, of Bridgeport, was found hiding behind 45 James St. As police retraced Carter’s route, they recovered the suspect’s cell phone and, a few feet away, a handgun. The gun contained 13 live rounds and later was determined to be reported stolen out of Shelton last year.

Carter was charged with interfering with police, carrying a pistol without a permit, theft of a firearm and illegal transfer of a firearm. His bond was set at $150,000.

By Alex

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