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Detectives continue to investigate Bridgeport homicide

May 21, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — Detectives continue to actively work on the case of the city’s most recent homicide from Sunday, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Police spokesman Terron Jones said the Bridgeport Police Department’s Detective Bureau “is actively working on this incident. No updates.”

Miguel Lopez, 55, died Sunday night after being assault on the East Side.

That night, police were called to Mambo Grocery at 731 Noble Ave. around 9:30 p.m. for a reported assault. Responding officers found Lopez lying on the floor in the store, according to Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald.

When police found Lopez, he wasn’t able to community with them. Lopez was taken by medics to Bridgeport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m. as a result of the injuries from the assault, Fitzgerald said.

The captain said the assault might have happened because of a “dispute involving money owed to the assailants.”

Three Hispanic male suspects were seen on surveillance video chasing Lopez, Fitzgerald said. One of the men attacked Lopez with a long wooden bat or stick while a second man kicked Lopez repeatedly.

Lopez was the city’s eighth homicide of 2019, and the second of the year that wasn’t the result of a shooting.

Before Lopez’s death, the city hadn’t seen a killing since March 10.

Anyone with information about this homicide, including the identities of the assailants depicted in the video, are asked to contact Detective Heanue at 203-581-5242.

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