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Six people shot, 2 fatally, in Bridgeport

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UPDATED 7 a.m.

Jose Santiago, 37, has been charged with murder and first-degree assault in connection with an incident on July 6. (Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police)

Jose Santiago, 37, has been charged with murder and first-degree assault in connection with an incident on July 6. (Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police)

Six people were shot and two were killed early Sunday morning, in three separate incidents in Bridgeport.

Abraham Davidson, 23, was shot and killed at William Street and Barnum Avenue at 2:21 a.m. on Sunday, police said. He had been with a small group of people, including his brother, on the sidewalk near the intersection.

Those witnesses told police that they heard shots moments after Davidson walked away but did not see the gunman or gunmen, said William Kaempffer, the Bridgeport police spokesman.

Other witnesses said that Davidson had been at a house party on Pitt Street earlier Sunday morning where three men were shot. Police are investigating whether the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact Detective Robert Winkler at 203-581-5224.

A woman was fatally shot in her Pearl Street home at 3:36 a.m. Sunday, and her mother’s boyfriend was wounded in the leg, police said.

Kiromy Fontanez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect is her longtime boyfriend, Jose Santiago, 37, who faces charges of murder and first-degree assault, Kaempffer said. Jorge Jimenez, the boyfriend of the victim’s mother,  was shot in the leg when he attempted to stop Santiago.

The mother, Santiago and Fontanez’s five-year-old daughter were home at the time.

Santiago was apprehended on Stillman Street less than an hour later, as he rode in the back of a taxi that he was taking him to New Britain, police said.

He was barefoot and covered in blood. Santiago later confessed to the crime, Kaempffer said. 

In the house party incident, police were called to 171 Pitt Street shortly after midnight, to break up the loud gathering.

Gunfire erupted before police arrived and three people were wounded. So far, the victims have not been cooperative with police, Kaempffer said.

 

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