Teen accused of shooting clerk in Waterbury - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Teen accused of shooting clerk in Waterbury

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A store clerk at Bucks Hill Market in Waterbury was shot on Sunday morning. (WFSB Photo) A store clerk at Bucks Hill Market in Waterbury was shot on Sunday morning. (WFSB Photo)
The following photo of Tony Dupre was provided by the Waterbury Police Department. The following photo of Tony Dupre was provided by the Waterbury Police Department.
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting of a store clerk in Waterbury on Sunday.

The shooting happened at Bucks Hill Market on Boyden Street on Sunday morning.

According to police, Tony Dupre shot a male employee of the store during an apparent robbery.

The victim was transported to Waterbury Hospital and the brought to Hartford Hospital where he is currently being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

"It's upsetting for all of us and just for the community itself," said Shirley Planas.

People who live nearby describe the clerk as a very nice person. 

"Very nice guy, very well spoken. He would do anything for anyone," said Sabiel Vargas. 

"Very humble and very warm. Popular with the kids, everyone," said Planas.

The victim remains in serious condition.

Dupre was taken into custody after a pursuit on foot after being spotted by officers in the area of Walnut St. by Cherry Drive.

"My prayers go out to the victim. Hope he makes it," said Vargas.

Dupre was charged with attempt at murder, first-degree robbery, larceny and interfering with an officer. He is being held at Waterbury Police Department on a $750,000 bond.

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