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Michael A. James

STAMFORD — A suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting earlier this week.

Michael James, Sr., 53, of Stamford was charged with murder, assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm after allegedly shooting Torrick Johnson several times at close range.

Police responded to an apartment complex on Montauk Drive late Wednesday evening and discovered the 39-year-old victim suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Stamford Hospital, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

James is being held on a $350,000 bond pending an arraignment hearing on October 11.

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