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Wilton Police Respond to Residence on Report of Shots Fired, Two Arrested

On January 7, 2021 officers responded to a residence in the Town of Wilton on a report of shots fired. It was reported by the 911 caller that a gunshot was heard originating from outside the residence. The resident believed an ex-boyfriend to be responsible. Later investigation revealed that this individual, Ian Murray, had been engaging in a course of conduct consistent with stalking.

Officers responded to the residence. In the driveway officers observed a vehicle belonging to the resident with damage consistent with a bullet hole. Officers began to canvass the area and located a 1995 Chevy S10 pick-up truck traveling on an adjacent roadway with no tail lights. A traffic stop was conducted and IAN MURRAY was found to be a passenger in the vehicle operated and owned by Christopher Smeriglio.

MURRAY and SMERIGLIO were ordered out of the vehicle and detained. Approximately 4 grams of marijuana was located on MURRAY's person. A search of the vehicle revealed a revolver type firearm in the glove box.

MURRAY and SMERIGLIO were taken into custody, charged, and held on $250,000 and $50,000 bonds respectively. Both were arraigned on January 7, 2021 at Stamford Superior Court.

Charges for Ian Murray:
Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Reckless Endangerment
Criminal Possession of a Firearm
Criminal Possession of Ammunition
Criminal Use of a Weapon
Stalking 2nd Degree
Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
Criminal Mischief 1st Degree
Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Trespass Illegal Discharge of a Firearm
Illegal Possession of a Weapon in a M/V Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
Failure to be Fingerprinted/ Photographed Possession of less than a half oz Marijuana

Charges for Christopher Smeriglio:
Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Reckless Endangerment
Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Trespass Illegal Possession of a Weapon in a M/V Improper Rear Marker Lamps

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