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Bridgeport Police arrest teen in 12-year-old boy’s killing

December 24, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A teen is facing murder charges stemming from the fatal drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old Connecticut boy killed outside his home.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez confirmed Monday to the Connecticut Post that 18-year-old Tajay Chambers has been charged with murder with special circumstances, carrying a pistol without a permit, second-degree larceny and risk of injury to a child.

Perez says three juveniles will also be charged in connection with the Dec. 18 shooting of Clinton Howell, described as a bystander.

Chambers has been in custody since Dec. 19 for an October alleged assault. A judge held him on $500,000 bond. ICE placed a detainer on Chambers, who authorities say is a Jamaican immigrant without legal status.

He’s scheduled to appear Wednesday in court. It’s not clear of he has a lawyer.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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