Ansonia police make arrest in August shooting

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ANSONIA–Police have made an arrest in a serious shooting that occurred outside a mini-mart in August.

Kevin Boyd

Kevin Boyd

On October 1, police arrested Kevin Boyd, 24. He was charged with assault in the first degree, criminal use of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, reckless endangerment in the first degree and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

On August 5, Carneggy Lamothe, 21, of Bridgeport, was shot in the torso in front of Ansonia Mini Market on North Main Street, near the corner with Fourth Street. He sustained serious injuries.

At the time of the incident, Lt. Andrew Cota, of the Ansonia Police Department, said, “At this point, we know there was a group of males out here. An argument ensued. At least one male had a weapon.”

Before the shooting, several witnesses told Fox CT the shooter told a bunch of kids gathered to leave because something bad was about to happen.

Damien Sellers, a neighbor who saw the incident unfold, said, “He ran up to the people that were standing on the corner and the next thing you know there’s blood over there and you just seen him drop.”

The shooter was described as a young black male, in his early 20s a younger, who was wearing dark clothing.

Boyd is being held on a $250,000 bond.

According to state judicial records, Boyd was also charged with two counts of criminal impersonation and two counts of interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. Those incidents occurred on August 27 and September 28, and he’s being held on $15,000 bond for those charges.