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Man charged with murdering driver

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GonzalezBridgeport police said Saturday that they had arrested the man behind the city latest murder in Guilford.

Police say 22-year-old Dominick Perez, of Park Avenue, killed Dewayne Gardner, who was found dead in a SUV on Poplar Street early Monday morning.

Police said Gardner was shot in front of 176-178 Poplar Street around 2 a.m. and then crashed his Nissan Pathfinder into a nearby parked car. Gardner’s death was Bridgeport’s 13th homicide of the year.

Few details have been released about what happened between Perez and Gardner, but Capt. James Viadero said the investigation is ongoing and that more arrests are anticipated.

Perez was charged with felony murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. His bond was set at $1.5 million.

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