Police UPDATE: The victims of the homicides that occurred on December 20, 2020 at 456 Connecticut Avenue are identified as Jaheim Warren, 19 of Derby Ct and Andrew Stephenson, 24 of Bridgeport. Both were likely shot as the result on an ongoing dispute. The surviving victims do not appear to have been intended targets. The location where the shootings occurred was formerly Mango’z Sports Bar. This establishment does not have a valid license to sell alcohol or operate as a bar. The circumstances surrounding who owns the bar and why it was open are the subject of this ongoing investigation.
On December 20, 2020 at 0059 hours, shots were fired at Mango’z Sports Bar located at 456 Connecticut Avenue. Arriving officers located three gunshot victims who were all transported by medics to Bridgeport Hospital. A fourth gunshot victim arrived at Bridgeport Hospital by private vehicle. A 19-year-old male victim and a 24-year-old male victim were both pronounced dead at the hospital. A 26-year-old male sustained serious injuries from gunshot wounds but is expected to survive. A 21-year-old male victim sustained non-life-threatening gunshot injuries . Detectives are processing a crime scene at the location of the shooting and are expected to be at the scene throughout the night.
Officers who initially responded to the scene were met by a large uncooperative crowd. Patrol supervisors requested mutual aid assistance from Stratford Police and the Connecticut State Police to help with crowd control at the crime scene and Bridgeport Hospital. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Bridgeport Police at 203-576-TIPS. Detective Heanue is the lead investigator. He can be reached at 203-581-5242. The identities of the deceased are being withheld at this time pending autopsy and notification of next of kin.
2020-12-20@1:00AMish– #Bridgeport CT– Just before 1a.m. police received a shot spotter activation in the 450 block of Connecticut Avenue. When they arrived on the scene there were 3 people shot outside the Mango’z Sports Bar at 456 Connecticut Avenue. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time. There is no audio in this video but as you can imagine it was a very chaotic and emotional scene. This is still breaking news and information can and will change.