Bridgeport – The man who was brutally shot in the back of his head Wednesday night while he sat in the back of his Honda Civic has been identified by cops and relatives as Joseph Myers.
Myers, 38, was mourned Thursday afternoon, nearby the same spot he was murdered, as family and friends gathered at a makeshift mural comprised of candles, teddy bears and flowers all for the man who many said was an overall good guy.
“He had no beef with no one,” said his fiance Jackie Webster. “Everyone liked him.”
Webster, 52, described Myers as a dedicated father of a five-year-old son, who enjoyed playing Wii, cars, and his motorcycle.
Myers and Webster had recently started a two month old business called “22’s,” an online rim, shop according to Webster.
The two, who met on the online dating site Tag, had planned a vacation to Vegas in a month where they planned to marry.
Residents remembered Myers as mellow laid back guy who enjoyed playing dominoes and chess at Newfield Park.
“He was an excellent chess player,” said Jerry Rawlings. “I couldn’t beat him.”
Other’s described Myers as a geek.
“He was a computer geek,” said his best friend Sharyn Fields. “He could take apart a PlayStation or computer and put it back together.”
Webster said Myers attended Central high school and then Katherine Gibbs College in Norwalk.
A winning lottery ticket might be the reason why Myers was gunned down last night, according to Webster.
Capt. Perez of the Bridgeport Police said a winning lottery ticket is one of the things police are looking at. He added that Myers was a heavy lotto player.
Webster and Fields said they were just with Myers before he was shot and hope that his killer is caught soon.
“He didn’t bother nobody,” said Webster, her voice cracking. “Just find his killer.”