Suspect Arrested On Murder Charge In Killing Of Bridgeport Man: PD

The 58-year-old victim was shot and killed on April 12 in Bridgeport, according to authorities. BRIDGEPORT, CT — A 23-year-old suspect has been arr...

June 2, 2023
8:20 AM

The 58-year-old victim was shot and killed on April 12 in Bridgeport, according to authorities. BRIDGEPORT, CT — A 23-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the April 12 shooting death of 58-year-old Bridgeport resident Michael Gaines, according to police. Nelson Perez was taken into custody Thursday morning by members of the Bridgeport Police Department's Homicide Squad, assisted by the Connecticut State Police Violent Crime Task Force-Bridgeport. Perez is accused of shooting Gaines near the intersection of East Main and Arctic streets in front of Shorty's Deli, in what police referred to at the time as a "targeted" killing.

Alfred Branch