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Police ID man beaten to death in Bridgeport

Ethan FryMay 20, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — A 55-year-old man was beaten to death on the East Side Sunday, according to police.

In a prepared statement, Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said the victim was identified as Miguel Lopez.

Fitzgerald said police were called to the Mambo Grocery at 731 Noble Ave. about 9:30 p.m. on a report of an assault.

Cops found Lopez lying on the floor inside the store, Fitzgerald said.

“Lopez was unable to communicate with officers and was transported by medics to Bridgeport Hospital where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the assault,” Fitzgerald said. “The assault may have occurred over a dispute involving money owed to the assailants.”

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