Teen shot in the head in Bridgeport

Police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old youth Friday night.

Shortly before midnight, police responded to the area of Connecticut Avenue and Fifth Street on a report of a fight in the street, according to William Kaempffer, police department spokesman.

Moments later, police were alerted that there was a gunshot victim at 472 Connecticut Ave..

Detective Vincent Lariccia located the victim, identified as Deontae Boykin, in the living room of the house.

The victim was bleeding from the head but was conscious and talking. He told Lariccia that he was in his room when he heard arguing outside and went to his window to look outside.

When he looked out the window, he said, he was shot in the head. Lariccia observed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the window.

Boykin was subsequently transported to Bridgeport Hospital and later transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition.

Detectives recovered shell casings and a handgun from the yard of 463 Connecticut Ave. They canvassed the area looking for any witness and collected evidence inside 472 Connecticut Ave. and in the nearby yard.



Jim Shay