Bridgeport man charged in Stamford Super Bowl shootout

February 10, 2017

STAMFORD-Police say they have arrested one of two shooters who emptied the magazines of their semiautomatic pistols during a shootout following a Super Bowl party on Towne Street Sunday night.

Police arrested Bridgeport resident Lou Geneus, 34, and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a weapon, carrying a pistol without a permit and first-degree reckless endangerment, Lt. Tom Barcello said. He was picked up at his Carroll Street home Friday morning and is being held in lieu of a $300,000 court appearance bond.

Barcello said that Bridgeport police gave a great deal of assistance to Stamford investigators as they served a search warrant at Geneus’ home at 6 a.m.

Police say at 11 on Sunday night, Geneus along with a friend of his from Norwalk exited the party being held in a function room at 111 Towne St., luxury apartment building in the South End.

As the two were standing in front of the building, which is called 111 Harbor Point, another man wearing a hoodie approached from the sidewalk across the street and began firing his pistol, striking the man Geneus was standing next to, police said.

After the gunman across the street ran out of bullets and the 32-year-old man standing next to Geneus crumpled to the ground after being wounded in the leg and groin, police say Geneus glared at the gunman for a second or two before pulling a pistol from his waistband and returned fire. Police say Geneus emptied his magazine as the first gunman dashed down the street and escaped apparently unhurt.

All told, police said about 20 shots were fired.

The first shooter remains at large and police say the investigation is continuing.