Bridgeport activist raises money for boy robbed at gunpoint

An 11-year-old Bridgeport boy received a special birthday surprise after being robbed at gunpoint for his shoes this past May.

 Bridgeport activist raises money for boy robbed at gunpoint

Bridgeport activist raises money for boy robbed at gunpoint (8/6/16)

BRIDGEPORT - An 11-year-old Bridgeport boy received a special birthday surprise after being robbed at gunpoint for his shoes this past May.

Bridgeport activist and entrepreneur Exavier Longwa, who runs a small business customizing shoes, decided to raise money to buy Komontay Jarett a brand new pair of $220 Jordan Olympic 7 sneakers.

Longwa found out about Jarret’s situation through social media.

“As a city, we wanted to show you that there's more than just bad people out here,” he told Jarett.

Longwa is hosting a back-to-school event for kids and the general public on Sept. 3.

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