Shelton police focus on the 'why and who' in shooting of 15-year-old

A Shelton High School yearbook photo of Kristjan Ndoj released by the Shelton Police Department.
A Shelton High School yearbook photo of Kristjan Ndoj released by the Shelton Police Department.

THURSDAY UPDATE: On Thursday, March 20, Kristjan Ndoj died from his injuries in the hospital.

Shelton police are beginning to put together more of the details of what happened on Saturday night, when a 15-year-old male from Shelton was found critically shot in a driveway.

According to Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky, the focus now is to “figure out why and who” shot the victim.

Kristjan Ndoj, a Shelton High sophomore, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at Bridgeport Hospital.

Police say Ndoj went to the house where he was found wounded, at 1 Agawam Trail, with a friend to meet up with other friends. “That’s why he was there that night,” Kozlowsky said.

He said the situation involved “a group of teenagers meeting together.”

9-1-1 made by adult in the house

The 9-1-1 call for assistance came from an adult male inside the house at 1 Agawam Trail. The call was received at about 8:45 p.m.

"We’re still trying to determine where the shot was fired from,” Kozlowsky said.

Ndoj lived in downtown Shelton, and the incident happened in the city’s Pine Rock neighborhood, which is about five miles south of downtown on Route 110.

Many different theories being investigated

Kozlowsky said there are many possible scenarios on what may led to the victim being shot — once in the head and once in the leg.

“We have a lot of theories that have come across,” he said.

“There are plenty of theories and rumors going on ... We are following up on all those,” he said.

When asked about the possibility that Ndoj had been threatened in advance, Kozlowsky responded, “It’s one of the many angles we’re looking at.”

He noted some of these theories are based on what is being said on social media outlets about the incident.

Work at crime scene is completed

Police completed their work at the crime scene on Sunday, and now are interviewing and re-interviewing people with knowledge of the incident or who know the people involved.

“Everyone has cooperated so far,” Kozlowsky said.

Police are putting together a timeline of what occurred, including the whereabouts of the victim leading up to the incident.

As of late Monday afternoon, the law enforcement investigation continues and no arrests have been made.

No threats to the community at large

Kozlowsky said there does not appear to be specific reasons for anyone in the neighborhood, at Shelton High School or in the overall community to worry about additional, related violence.

While people should “always be vigilant,” he said, “we don’t have any expressive threats to anyone at the school or in the area.”

But at the same time, based on the seriousness of what happened, he said, “Everyone should be concerned.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Shelton Police Department at 203-924-1544.