Police: "Career criminal" arrested in early morning Bridgeport shooting

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BRIDGEPORT -

Police arrested the alleged suspect in an early morning shooting Sunday, officials say.

Police say Michael Stinson, 44, was arrested after receiving a tip shortly after the shooting.

News 12 is told officers from the Anti-Crime Unit heard multiple shots being fired around 3:30 a.m

Chief AJ Perez says the shooting happened during a fight at a Nina's Hookah Lounge near Madison and Wheeler Streets.

Investigators say they found an illegal handgun under a seat in Stinson's car, then arrested him.

Stinson, who was described by Perez as a "career criminal," was placed under $150,000 bond and will go before a judge this week.

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