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Suspect in Bridgeport gang killing held on $1M bond

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BRIDGEPORT -

The suspect in what police are calling a gang-related killing in Bridgeport, just two days before Christmas, has been held on $1 million bond.

According to The Connecticut Post, Jarod Hamilton, 19, appeared in court Monday to face charges of murder with a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, having a pistol without a permit, and reckless endangerment.

Authorities say Hamilton fatally shot Kahli Davis, 22, back on Dec. 23 outside a Bridgeport market.

Police say the men are associated with rival gangs believed to be responsible for what police call "an ongoing feud that has resulted in many acts of violence including homicides."

Investigators used surveillance video to determine the shooter.

Hamilton's lawyer says his client "maintains his innocence and denies the allegations set forth in the warrant."

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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