NAACP asks feds to look into fatal police shooting
(AP) - The leader of the Bridgeport NAACP chapter wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of black suspect by a white police officer.
Sgt. Brian Fitzgerald shot and killed 33-year-old Frederick Devon McAllister during a foot chase through the Success Village housing complex Jan. 31.
Police say McAllister had refused to stop his sport utility vehicle and fled on foot after crashing.
McAllister's family contends the shooting is a case of mistaken identity.
The incident is being investigated by state police and the State's Attorney's Office.
Craig Kelly, president of the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, wants federal officials to join the probe.
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