Fugitive nabbed in Ohio for Bridgeport murder

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Brandon Roberts was arrested Friday and charged with murder and several other charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Emily Todd on Dec. 8. Brandon Roberts was arrested Friday and charged with murder and several other charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Emily Todd on Dec. 8.
BRIDGEPORT -

A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Bethel woman in Bridgeport after police nabbed him in Ohio Friday, police say.

Brandon Roberts, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with murder and several other charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Emily Todd on Dec. 8.

Todd's body was discovered on Seaview Avenue next to the Newfield Avenue boat ramp.

Investigators say the two knew each other for a few weeks after meeting on a dating app. 

Police say Roberts shot Todd once in the back of the head before stealing her car, withdrawing money from her bank account, and traveling to his father's Shaker Heights home in Ohio. 

Bridgeport detectives traveled to Ohio and worked with a local SWAT team to plan Roberts’ arrest.

"We worked throughout the night on Sunday and then nonstop until today to get Mr. Roberts into custody," says Bridgeport Police Department Capt. Brian Fitzgerald.

Roberts was taken into custody without incident, and charged as a fugitive from justice in Ohio.

He is expected to be extradited back to Connecticut soon, police say.

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