Police have arrested the second suspect in an armed robbery and shooting in a Milford garage earlier this month.
Daniel "DJ" Spencer, 22, of Ansonia, was identified as the second suspect in the robbery in the parking garage at 1 New Haven Avenue in Milford just after 1:30 a.m. on March 1. He turned himself in to police on March 11 and was held on a $650,150 bond for this case as well as a parole violation.
Police said a group of people who had left Eli’s Tavern, at 21 Daniel Street, were walking into the parking garage when two men approached them and demanded their personal belongings.
One of the robbers pointed a handgun at the group and fired a shot in the neck of one of the victims, police said.
In self-defense, another victim grabbed his own licensed firearm and returned fire, striking one of the robbers, police said. The second person ran off.
Police said they recovered two firearms at the crime scene and the wounded suspect, identified as Rumone Richard, 23, of Bridgeport, and the victim were transported to a local hospital.
The victim was treated and later released. Richard, who police said was is in serious condition, has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, four counts of criminal attempt to commit robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm and first-degree assault.
Police said they have also identified Spencer as a suspect. There are seven additional unreleated arrest warrants for Spencer.
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