New York man ID’d as city’s second homicide victim


Ernesto Reyes-Santos, of Brooklyn, N.Y. has been tentatively identified as the victim of a fatal shooting on Wednesday night.

The identification was made based on items found with the body, police spokesman William Kaempffer said.

Another police source said it appears that Reyes-Santos was killed elsewhere and his body dumped on Davis Avenue.

Update, 8:10 a.m. April 10: Police now say the victim was 36 years old. 

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BRIDGEPORT — A man died after being found shot Wednesday night in the Black Rock section of the city, police confirmed.

Few details were available, but police say the victim was 36 years old and died at St. Vincent’s hospital at about 10:30 p.m. Police spokesman William Kaempffer said at the scene that police were working to contact the man’s family before releasing his identity.

He was found lying in the street on Davis Avenue, near the intersection of Whittier and Ellsworth streets at around 9:35 p.m., with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

The death marks Bridgeport’s second homicide of 2014. The first was a fatal stabbing on March 22.

Blood was visible on the pavement where the man lay after being shot, and police investigated along Ellsworth Street and at a nearby apartment building after the shooting.

A man who lives a few houses from the scene said he had just finished unloading some groceries and was on his way to do some errands when he noticed the victim lying near his home.

The man, who declined to give his name, said that when he looked closer, he could see blood around the victim. Two other people stopped, he said, and they called the police.

“I never thought something like this would happen around here,” said the man, who also said he’s been living in the neighborhood since 2006.

Wes Duplantier