(Bridgeport, CT – June 24, 2013) – A city man was charged with first-degree assault Sunday after he allegedly slashed an acquaintance in the face over a debt.
Officer Dave Rivera and John Carrano responded to the intersection of Noble Avenue and Ogden Street at 6:44 p.m. and found the victim, Jorge Gomez, 39, with a laceration to his left eye. The victim stated that an acquaintance, Roberto Gonzalez, 29, of Bridgeport, confronted him over a dice game and during the ensuing argument slashed him with a blade.
Police left the hospital and were en route to the scene to look for Gonzalez when they were alerted that he was waiting at Police Headquarters. When officers asked him what happened, he said that Gomez owed him money, refused to pay him and then attacked him. He said he struck Gomez in the eye before fleeing.
Gonzalez was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.