Joseph Meyers dead in shooting at Newfield Park in Bridgeport

A man was fatally shot in the same Bridgeport park where his sister was murdered seven years ago.



It happened at Newfield Park on Jefferson and Newfield avenues at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.



Police say Joseph Meyers, 38, was found inside a car with a gunshot wound to the head. Meyers' family says he may have been killed over a winning lottery ticket he was holding.



Meyers' sister Rotisha Carroll was at the same park in 2007 when she was fatally shot in the head.



Meyers' family says they are accepting donations for funeral expenses through Morton's Funeral Home.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."