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STAMFORD – A Norwalk man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to a series of crimes that included an armed robbery, a shooting involving two men and witness tampering.

Shaki Holley, 25, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated assault, illegal possession of a weapon, witness tampering and probation violation as part of a deal with prosecutors.

As part of the agreement, Holley was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison.

Appearing before Judge Bruce Hudock on Wednesday, Holley admitted guilt in three separate incidents spanning two years, beginning in 2020. Holley declined to comment on his guilty pleas when given the opportunity by Hudock.

Holley was charged with attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a firearm, illegal discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, unlawful carrying of a pistol and two counts of illegal possession of a pistol. The charges stemmed from two incidents that police said occurred within a week of each other in September 2020.

According to police, Holley was involved in an armed robbery at Flax Hill Park on Sept. 1, 2020. The victim and a friend told police they were in the park when four people, one of whom was identified as Holley, robbed them at gunpoint, police said.

During the robbery, a “physical altercation” occurred between the victims and the robbers, police said. One of the victims was hit in the head with a gun. A chain – valued at $800 – was ripped from the person’s neck, investigators said at the time. The person suffered minor injuries.

According to police, the shooting occurred on September 7, 2020, around 5:15 p.m. near Grove Street at Woodward Avenue.

Two people suffered minor injuries after being hit by bullet fragments, police said.

Then, in August 2022, Holley was arrested by Connecticut State Police for witness tampering – someone who was with Holley on the day of the shooting on September 7. Holley was recorded calling the person from jail and telling them not to testify against him.