Teen Charged With Murder of Woman in Bridgeport


A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a 25-year-old woman in Bridgeport on the night of Saturday, Jan. 7.

Elianna Cruz was shot in the head in the area of 1001 East Main St. just after 9 p.m. and police said they do not think she was the intended target. 

Two males were walking through the parking lot and one, identified only as a 16-year-old boy, opened fire on a car, striking Cruz, police said.

A private vehicle transported her from the scene, near Compare Foods, and she was admitted to Bridgeport Hospital and died at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.

The teenage boy charged in the case was already in juvenile detection on other charges, according to police.

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