By Nancy Guenther Chapman
NORWALK, Conn. – A suspect has been identified in a shooting last Sunday evening in the Kendall Elementary School parking lot. Norwalk Police are seeking Kareem Leach, 26, who is considered armed and dangerous, they say.
Leach is 5-feet 7-inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds and has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm, according to a police statement. Police have an active arrest warrant for Leach, charging him with assault first degree, robbery first degree and conspiracy.
One man was shot in the leg in the after-hours school shooting during a drug deal gone awry, Lt. Paul Vinett said. The victim and two friends went to the school to meet three other men to buy drugs but the transaction was not completed, he said. One shot was fired, he said.
The victim’s friends drove him to Norwalk Hospital, Vinett said.
Anyone with information regarding Leach’s where abouts can call Det. David Hudyma at (203) 854-3192 or the NPD tip line (203) 854-3111; or email Det. Hudyma at [email protected]. You can also leave an anonymous tip online. Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).