(Bridgeport, CT – March 4, 2014) — A city man was arrested this morning in New York in connection with a July 24 homicide in the Mill Hill section of Bridgeport.

The U.S. Marshals apprehended Jose Manuel Torres, 36,  on a warrant charging him with the July 24, 2013, fatal shooting of Pablo Aquino, which occurred at Clermont Avenue and Pixlee Place.

Aquino, 27, was shot in the 200 block of Pixlee Place and was transported to Bridgeport Hospital in a private car. He was pronounced dead there.

Detectives secured a warrant for Torres. The killing is believed to stem from a neighbor dispute. After the extradition process, Torres will be returned to Bridgeport to face charges in the fatal shooting.

“Detectives did outstanding work on this case and quickly identified Torres as the killer. I want to thank the U.S. Marshals for their support. They are such important partners for us and our community,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr.

“This was a senseless death, and I hope the arrest brings some measure of comfort to Pablo’s family,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Nothing will bring him back but it is so important that people who commit violence in our neighborhoods be held accountable.”




By Alex

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