Bridgeport PD: Arrest forthcoming in drive-by shooting of 12-year-old

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Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez assured the public Thursday that an arrest will be made shortly in the drive-by shooting death of a 12-year-old boy.

Clinton Howell was outside his home on Willow Street Tuesday night when he was gunned down. Police say he was an unintended target of the drive-by shooting.

Perez says investigators are on the right track and will get justice for Clinton Howell's family.

“The investigation is going very well,” he says. “Our detectives have made a lot of progress and I believe we're on track to secure an arrest warrant for the person responsible for this incident.”

Police say evidence and witness interviews have provided them with a person of interest in the case.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for the cost of Clinton's funeral.

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