Norwalk police were monitoring a bar closing when they heard a gunshot nearby early Saturday morning.
Police found a man, 30, on Mott Avenue with wounds from gunshot fragments to the arm and abdomen after hearing a gunshot around 2:01 a.m. Saturday.
The man declined medical evaluation by medics at the scene.
Witnesses identified Carlos Pol Jr. as the shooter and pointed him out to police while he was sitting in a car on Mott Avenue. Pol Jr. got out of the car and began to walk away as police approached, but officers apprehended him.
Police found a loaded Glock handgun, thirteen-round magazine and expandable baton in the car, police said.
Pol Jr fired a gunshot into the ground during a disturbance on that street. Gun fragments deflected off the ground and hit the victim, police said.
Meanwhile, an officer responding to the scene accidentally hit pedestrian Jonathan Torres on West Avenue in front of Lotus Lounge after he ran into the road in front of the cruiser, thinking he could make it across despite the activated sirens, police said.
Police said Torres appeared to be intoxicated. An ambulance transported him to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police cited Torres with reckless use of a highway by a pedestrian.
Pol Jr. is legally licensed to carry a gun, however police charged him with having a weapon in a motor vehicle due to the baton found in the car, police said.
Police also charged him with unlawful discharge of a firearm, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a large capacity magazine and breach of peace.
Police held Pol in custody on a $50,000 bond.