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Pedestrian killed in Bridgeport after hit, dragged by car

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The community is mourning the death of a man in Bridgeport after police say he was hit and dragged by another.

It happened Saturday at 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of Park Avenue and Olive Street.

People who knew the victim, Aaron Simutowe, say he'll be remembered for his generosity and warm spirit.

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According to police, Simutowe was hit by a small sedan and then dragged.

Police say when crews arrived, they needed to remove Simutowe from underneath the front of the car.

Simutowe was taken to the hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

There is no word yet which way the driver was headed, or where exactly Simutowe was walking.

Simutowe was in his 30s, and News 12 is told he was homeless, but well-known in the community.

"He was always looking out for people," says Skeeter Davis, a friend. "It was very tragic when I heard about his death. And, um, the guy was a good guy, man, and that was a bad way he had to go out."

"I've heard a lot of community outcry about his death, about his generosity about his warm spirit, so it's particularly sad, our hearts and our prayers go out to the family," says Dennis Bradley, with the Board of Education.

Police say four people inside the car ran away, but the driver came back.

It's unclear at this point if he will be charged.

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