Christmas Eve UPDATE: I was just informed that Mayor Ganim and Chief Perez just visited the family to inform them of an arrest made in this homicide.
UPDATE: Police say shots were fired in front of 289 Willow Street. A 12-year-old Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy was struck at least twice by gunfire while in front of this location. The victim was transported by EMS to Bridgeport Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. It does not appear at this point that the victim was the intended target. Detectives are working several leads, and have made swift progress in the investigation. The identity of the victim is pending examination at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Any person with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Cintron at 203-581-5227, or the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (8477).
9:03pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police are investigating the city’s 11th homicide on Willow Street. Police Chief AJ Perez is confirming the man shot in a drive-by shooting in front of a residence in the 200 block of Willow Street died at the hospital. Police confirm the victim was 12 years old.