Man Arrested, Charged for Daylight Killing of Connecticut Teenager


Bridgeport police have arrested a man responsible for the slaying of a 17-year-old in broad daylight Friday afternoon.

According to police, detectives were driving in the area of Madison Ave and Frank St. at 11:59 a.m. on Friday when they heard several shots and saw a man fleeing from the area.

A foot chase ensued and detectives located Deonte Tomlinson, 19, and took him into custody.

Tomlinson was charged with fatally shooting Kahlil Sloan Diaz, 18 while he sat in his vehicle in front of 295/297/299 Madison Ave.

After Diaz was shot, he fled in the vehicle to the corner of Madison Ave. and Frank St. He was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Tomlinson was charged with murder, carrying a pistol without a permit, altering ID marks on a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

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