Man charged with shooting Good Samaritan

March 19, 2019 GMT

STRATFORD - A local man took David Williams in when Williams’ family threw him out, his sister actually stabbing him in the back, police said.

Police said Williams repaid the kindness of the Good Samaritan by shooting him twice.

On Monday, the 39-year-old Williams was brought back to the city from Virginia where police said he had kept them at bay for several hours before surrendering.

He was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment and illegally firing a firearm.

He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Police said on March 3, Williams had beaten his wife after accusing her of hiring someone to kill him for the insurance money. He slapped his mother after she came to his wife’s aid and his sister then stabbed him in the back, forcing him to leave the Bridgeport home, police said.


Williams sought solace with the local man who allowed him to live in his Success Avenue home, police said.

But police said Williams became agitated accusing his benefactor of sleeping with Williams’ wife.

On the evening of March 7, police said Williams sat in his car outside the victim’s home. When the victim came out Williams fired multiple times at him before driving off.

The victim was found lying in the street bleeding from gunshot wounds.