Community rallies for peace after police-involved shooting

Posted: Updated:
Residents rallied Wednesday, calling for justice for the teen victim. Residents rallied Wednesday, calling for justice for the teen victim.
BRIDGEPORT -

Community leaders stood side by side with the Bridgeport police chief and Mayor Joseph Ganim Wednesday as they promised full transparency following a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Park City.

The shooting took place around 5 p.m. Tuesday on Fairfield Avenue.

As News 12 reported, the driver of a reportedly stolen vehicle refused to stop when officers attempted to pull it over. A brief chase then ensued until police boxed in the car on Fairfield Avenue. 

Police say that as two officers approached the car, the driver put the vehicle in reverse, hitting one officer and forcing action from the other. The driver of the car, 16-year-old Jayson Negron, died at the scene.

His passenger, 21-year-old Julian Fyffe, is expected to make a full recovery.

Residents rallied Wednesday, calling for justice for the teen victim.

Charlene Gray, of Powerful Praying Outstanding Woman, says the violence needs to stop.

"It's people killing people," she says. "Whether it's cops killing kids, kids killing cops, kids killing each other. It's people killing people."

Residents say they are hoping the city and police will hear their message and that all parties can work together to make Bridgeport a better place.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Trump and Putin hold summit in Helsinki

    Trump and Putin hold summit in Helsinki

    (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Sights and scenes at President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. Images via Getty.

    Sights and scenes at President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. Images via Getty.

  • 2018 Mohegan Sun Arena performer lineup

    2018 Mohegan Sun Arena performer lineup

    Lorde will perform on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesLorde will perform on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
    Lorde will perform on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesLorde will perform on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    The 2018 Mohegan Sun Arena performer lineup includes live music, entertainment, top headlining concerts and premier sporting events in Connecticut.

    The 2018 Mohegan Sun Arena performer lineup includes live music, entertainment, top headlining concerts and premier sporting events in Connecticut.

  • 2018 Stamford Downtown Summer Concert Lineup

    2018 Stamford Downtown Summer Concert Lineup

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-05-01 15:42:34 GMT
    2018 Stamford Downtown Summer Concert Lineup2018 Stamford Downtown Summer Concert Lineup

    The 2018 Stamford downtown summer concert lineup includes live music from national and regional headliners at Columbus Park.

    The 2018 Stamford downtown summer concert lineup includes live music from national and regional headliners at Columbus Park.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account 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."