Trumbull man charged with gun offenses in connection to 2021 Stamford shooting where he was the victim

STAMFORD — A 21-year-old Trumbull man is facing gun charges in connection to an August 2021 shooting in the South End of Stamford, according to police.

Kevin Conley was arrested by Stamford Police Thursday evening on charges of carrying a pistol without a permit and possession of large-capacity magazines after a brief standoff with police in a South End parking lot, Assistant Police Chief Richard Conklin said.

The arrest stems from a shooting near the corner of Henry and Pacific streets around 11 p.m. Aug. 13, 2021.

Conklin said Conley was walking on the street when he was hit multiple times in a drive-by shooting.

Video surveillance from the scene shows Conley walking with a trail of blood in his wake before allegedly stashing a gun beneath a parked car, according to Conklin.

Conklin said Conley then flagged down a passing vehicle and demanded they drive him to Stamford Hospital.

By the time police arrived at the scene of the shooting, no one was left. Patrol officers did, however, locate the gun, which was described as an illegal ghost gun with a "very large high-capacity magazine" containing 30 rounds and which was covered in blood, beneath the vehicle. A later forensic analysis of the blood on the weapon showed a DNA match with Conley, Conklin said.

Conklin said Conley has not cooperated with the department’s ongoing investigation into the identity of the drive-by shooter. No arrests, other than Conley’s, have been made.

Conley has previous convictions on gun charges. In 2021, months after the August shooting, he was found guilty of possessing a pistol without a permit and illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. Earlier this year, he was also sentenced to one year in prison on a sale of narcotic substance charge.

He was arraigned Friday afternoon and is being held on a $250,000 bond.