• Bridgeport June 19, 2024 4:48 pm

    Man in critical condition after being shot in the head in Connecticut

    A 24-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Bridgeport on Wednesday morning. Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Iranistan Avenue at 9:20 a.m. to investigate a shooting and found the victim, a Bridgeport man. He was taken to an area hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, according to police. …

  • Bridgeport June 17, 2024 7:52 pm

    Infant dead in apparent drowning in Bridgeport, Conn.

    A three-year-old has died after an apparent drowning in Bridgeport over the weekend, according to police. Emergency crews responded to a home on Orland Street around 8 p.m. Saturday for a report of a possible drowning involving an infant. When emergency crews arrived, they immediately began CPR and other lifesaving measures on the child. The child was taken to Bridgeport…

  • Bridgeport June 14, 2024 8:41 am

    Investigation underway after explosive blows up entrance of Connecticut apartment building

    An investigation is underway after someone used an explosive device to blow up the entrance of an apartment building in Bridgeport early Thursday morning. Two law enforcement sources tell NBC News this might have been part of a dispute over a wallet that was allegedly stolen. Firefighters and police responded to 1512 North Ave. at 12:27 a.m. after a report…

  • Bridgeport June 12, 2024 9:15 am

    4 arrested after probe into absentee ballots in 2019 Bridgeport, Conn. mayoral primary: official

    A Democratic party official involved in a voting scandal that caused a judge to order a rerun of last year’s mayoral election in Connecticut’s largest city was arrested Tuesday and has been charged along with a city council member and two campaign workers with mishandling absentee ballots during a different election in 2019. Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee Vice Chairperson...

  • Bridgeport May 28, 2024 11:40 am

    Several people shot in Bridgeport, Conn. within hours during holiday weekend

    Police are investigating after several people were shot within hours in Bridgeport over the holiday weekend. The first shooting was on Saturday around 8:10 p.m. when there was a ShotSpotter activation within the PT Barnum Housing Community. A crime scene was found near building six. A short time later, police said a 22-year-old Bridgeport man arrived at a hospital with…

  • Bridgeport May 20, 2024 3:37 pm

    Man shot by police in Bridgeport, Conn. charged at officers with knives: Office of Inspector General

    The Office of Inspector General is investigating after police shot a man who officials said charged at officers with knives in each hand in Bridgeport last week. The shooting happened on Birdseye Street just before 6 a.m., on May 16 and the man who police shot is in serious but stable condition, according to officials. The Office of Inspector General…

  • Bridgeport May 16, 2024 8:12 am

    Police shot armed man in Bridgeport, Conn.: officials

    Police shot an armed man in the leg while responding to calls about a person with a dangerous weapon early Thursday morning in Bridgeport. Police said they received several calls around 5:54 a.m. reporting that a man had a dangerous weapon in the 200 block of Birdseye Street.  Officers responded, encountered an armed man and discharged their firearms, shooting the…

  • Bridgeport March 31, 2024 8:36 am

    2 dead, 2 injured in Bridgeport, Conn. shooting

    Two people have died and two others are injured after a shooting in Bridgeport late Saturday night. Officers responded to Stratford Avenue and Logan Street around 11:15 p.m. after getting a report of multiple people shot. Police said they found three people on the 1500 block of Stratford Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds. The three people were taken to the…

  • Bridgeport February 27, 2024 9:38 pm

    Joe Ganim claims victory in Bridgeport mayoral election do-over

    The voters of Bridgeport went to the polls to choose their mayor — some for the fourth time — after the result of the last election was thrown out because of allegations of absentee ballot box stuffing during a Democratic primary. Tuesday’s election will finally decide whether incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim wins another term or his former aide, John Gomes,…

  • Bridgeport February 17, 2024 9:05 am

    CT man accused of threatening Uber driver with gun after getting sick inside vehicle

    A Bridgeport man who is accused of threatening an Uber driver with a gun after getting sick inside of the rideshare vehicle has been arrested. Officers were called to the 300 block of Madison Avenue on Friday after getting a report of a man with a gun while fighting with his Uber driver. Once in the area, police said they…

  • Bridgeport February 9, 2024 11:43 am

    Report reveals new information about fatal shooting by police in Connecticut

    The Office of the Inspector General has released new information after a man who was shot by Bridgeport police in Ansonia died. Jonathan Mark Lewis Bell, 41, was injured in the shooting on Sunday, Feb. 4 and died at the hospital. The preliminary report from Inspector General Robert J. Devlin Jr. says that the Bridgeport Police Department Tactical Narcotics Team…

  • Bridgeport January 29, 2024 5:20 am

    4 injured in shooting, crash in Bridgeport, Conn.

    Four people are injured after a shooting and crash in downtown Bridgeport over the weekend. Dispatchers received a report of shots fired and a crash in the 1100 block of Main Street on Sunday shortly before 1 p.m. Once in the area, officers found a two-car crash. A man in one of the vehicles was suffering from a gunshot wound…

  • Bridgeport January 23, 2024 11:33 pm

    Voters cast their ballots once again in Bridgeport, Conn. mayoral primary

    Incumbent Joe Ganim has declared victory in Bridgeport’s mayoral primary do-over, but challenger John Gomes said he will not concede until all of the ballots are counted. In a speech about an hour after polls closed, Ganim said about 1,000 more voters came out and cast their ballots. “Our residents came out again and again and again, and what did…

  • Bridgeport January 23, 2024 12:53 pm

    Grandmother of baby girl who died from fentanyl arrested in Conn.

    Bridgeport police have arrested the grandmother of a 4-week-old baby girl who they said died in 2021 after ingesting fentanyl. The investigation started on the afternoon of Feb.  21, 2021. Officers responded to a Bronx Avenue home at 4:30 p.m. that day because an infant was not breathing, but the baby girl’s uncle had already taken her to the hospital…

  • Bridgeport December 31, 2023 10:26 am

    Explosion, major fire reported at company in Bridgeport, Conn.

    Three people are injured after an explosion at a facility in Bridgeport on Friday, according to city officials. Firefighters and police responded to the Tradebe Environmental Services facility on Cross Street for what city officials called a major fire. A city official initially said the explosion and fire were at Standard Oil. Three people were taken to Bridgeport Hospital, according…

  • Bridgeport December 28, 2023 12:36 pm

    Victim shot multiple times by masked men during armed robbery in Conn.: police

    A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times by two masked men who robbed him in Bridgeport Wednesday night, according to police. Officers responded to th 100 block of Wheeler Avenue around 8:20 p.m. and found the victim suffering from multiple gunshots. According to police, the man was the target of an armed robbery by two masked men who walked up…

  • Bridgeport November 18, 2023 10:02 am

    2 men accused of robbing and beating up 75-year-old man in his backyard in Bridgeport, Conn.

    Two men who are accused of robbing and beating up a 75-year-old man in his backyard in Bridgeport on Thursday have been arrested. Investigators said 33-year-old Carlos Souffront and 46-year-old Angel Martinez, both of Bridgeport, repeatedly punched a 75-year-old man, pushed him against a dumpster and robbed him of his wallet in his East Side backyard. He suffered a minor…

  • Bridgeport November 1, 2023 11:16 pm

    Judge orders new Bridgeport, Conn. mayoral primary after surveillance videos show possible ballot stuffing

    A state judge has taken the unusual step of ordering a new Democratic mayoral primary in Connecticut’s largest city to be held after the Nov. 7 general election is completed. The decision comes after surveillance videos showed a woman stuffing what appeared to be absentee ballots into an outdoor ballot box days before the original primary. Superior Court Judge William…

  • Bridgeport September 27, 2023 11:30 pm

    Police arrest multiple alleged shooters, ‘armed and dangerous' man still at large in CT

    Police have arrested multiple people believed to be involved in an apparent triple shooting that happened at a deli on Park Avenue in Bridgeport last month, and an armed and dangerous man involved is still on the loose. Officers were called to a reported shooting at the 1200 block of Park Avenue around 10:50 p.m. on Aug. 22. One of…

  • Bridgeport September 13, 2023 11:07 am

    16-year-old dies after unintentional shooting in Bridgeport, Conn. home

    A 16-year-old has died after he was unintentionally shot in the head while he and another teenager were handling a gun in a Bridgeport home over the weekend. Officers responded to a home on Pacific Street around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday after getting a report of someone shot in the face. At the home, police said they found a 16-year-old…

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