Bridgeport man charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting

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A Bridgeport man is behind bars Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a Monroe man.

Police say Richard Brown, 26, shot and killed 41-year-old Jose Perez Ortiz in front of a bodega on Noble Avenue and Shelton Street on Sept. 1.

Brown's mom tells News 12 Connecticut that this was a classic case of self-defense. She says the victim stabbed her son multiple times.

Witnesses say the two men were arguing before shots were fired.

Brown is charged with manslaughter. He is also facing charges of carrying a gun without a permit and criminal possession of a firearm.

Brown is being held on $750,000 bond.

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