Two teens are facing charges after police say they threatened and tried to rob a man in Bridgeport, then fired shots as the victim ran away.
According to police, 19-year-old Andy Marte and 18-year-old Kierra Milton, both of Bridgeport, confronted the victim on the 800 block of Queen Street just before 1 a.m. Dec. 6. The victim, a 38-year-old man, told police one of the suspects, Marte, had a gun and threatened to shoot him.
Police said the victim then wrestled with the suspects, one of whom starting hitting him, then managed to escape and ran off. Marte allegedly fired shots in the victim’s direction, but no one was harmed.
A witness' description of the suspects’ car led police to a home on Alexander Drive, where the car was parked. Police said Marte, Martin and a third person were inside the car and another person was in the home, moving about in what appeared to be an attempt to hide evidence.
Police said the responding officers found clothes in the home that were linked to the robbery attempt.
Marte and Milton were apprehended and arrested. The other two people were not charged.
Marte is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, criminal attempt at first-degree assault, illegal discharge of a firearm, tampering with evidence, threatening and interfering with police. He’s being held on a $100,000 bond.
Milton is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and third-degree assault and was held on a $50,000 bond.