RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Hulda Lane in Ridgefield last month that led to the discovery of a large amount of marijuana and other drugs in a home that she was attempting to steal a car from, according to the Ridgefield Press.
On June 5, police responded to the home on Hulda Lane when a homeowner reported that a group of teens had tried to steal his car, according to the Ridgefield Press. Later, a 15-year-old girl arrived at a hospital in Waterbury with a gunshot wound, and a friend told police that they had been in the area with a group of teens stealing cars, the Ridgefield Press reported.
The homeowner, later identified as Mauro Tropeano, provided video footage that showed him running outside while his Land Rover backed into a lamppost, the Ridgefield Press reported. He did not mention anything about a shooting when he spoke to police, according to the Ridgefield Press.
Police obtained a warrant to search his home for evidence related to the shooting, and discovered several pounds of marijuana, as well as steroid pills, tens of thousands of dollars in cash, and a stash of weapons, according to an affidavit obtained by the Ridgefield Press.
Tropeano, who owns Stanziato's Wood Fired Pizza in Danbury, has not been charged with anything in connection with the incident, according to the Ridgefield Press. The warrant that police obtained to search his home was not for drugs or weapons possession, but rather for evidence related to possible charges of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor and unlawful discharge of a firearm, according to the Ridgefield Press.
Police told the Ridgefield Press that the incident is still under investigation. They did not say if or when anyone would be charged in relation to the incident, adding that they don't want to compromise the investigation, according to the Ridgefield Press.
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