Police ID shooting victim found inside crashed car

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Police have identified a man who died after he was found shot inside a crashed car on the Route 8, Route 25 connector.

Leogiovanni Fernandes Spencer, 21, of Bridgeport was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital Sunday. 

Police say Spencer was found in the passenger seat of a car with gunshots wounds to the head and neck following a crash in the southbound lanes near the I-95 north ramp around 9 p.m. Sunday night.

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Police say the victim had first been shot on Gem Avenue and Whitney Place while sitting inside a car in Bridgeport prior to the crash.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots and tires screeching in the area where the incident happened.  

Police say Spencer was likely being transported to the hospital in a private car when the vehicle was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on the Route 8, Route 25 connector.

Officials say the driver of the car and the tractor-trailer were not hurt. The man who was shot was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, police say.   

No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Bridgeport Police at 203-576-TIPS.

 

 

 

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