1 man arrested, another injured in Bridgeport shooting

It happened on the 1400 block of Madison Avenue on the side of the road near Robin Street around 7:35 p.m.

Marissa Alter

Jun 22, 2023, 11:57 PM

Updated 342 days ago

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One man is in the hospital while another is in custody following an attack Wednesday evening in Bridgeport, police said.
It happened on the 1400 block of Madison Avenue on the side of the road near Robin Street around 7:35 p.m.
Police said they responded to the scene after multiple calls about shots fired and found the victim, a 41-year-old Bridgeport man, on the sidewalk with injuries to his head and a gunshot wound to his leg. A man matching the suspect’s description was seen hovering over the victim, according to police. They said the victim told officers that the suspect was still armed and was going to kill him.
Officers arrested Fabio Nunes Da Silva, 41, of Bridgeport. He was charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, illegal discharge of a firearm and breach of peace. Nunes Da Silva was arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court on Thursday. His bond was set at $750,000.
Police said both men know each other and that this was an isolated incident. The victim remains in the hospital and is listed as stable, according to police.
On Thursday, there was still blood in the road and on the curb.
“Seeing the blood on the ground—it’s heart-wrenching,” said Bobby Rodrigues, who’s lived in the neighborhood for 43 years.
Rodrigues was shocked to learn of the violence the evening before.
“This neighborhood is nice. It's quiet. It's the North End of Bridgeport. It's been one of the best neighborhoods growing up in Bridgeport. I know we have our not so good neighborhoods, but this has been a decent neighborhood,” Rodrigues told News 12.
News 12 got a look at security camera footage of the incident. It showed the victim was walking down Madison Avenue when a white van pulled up and the suspect ran out. He appeared to shoot the victim and use the gun to beat him in the head.
One witness said the victim was trying to crawl under the van to protect himself.
“It's ridiculous. People are killing people every day—kids, adults. It's not cool anymore, and something has to change,” Rodrigues said.
Police said they recovered a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol from Nunes Da Silva. He did have a valid pistol permit, which will be processed for revocation, according to police.
While multiple neighbors said the incident is not the norm there, Rodrigues is still concerned.
“I have three of my nephews at home. And with all the kids in this area—there’s a lot of children—it’s just not, it's unacceptable,” he told News 12.
Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Louis Cortello at 203-581-5100 or use the anonymous tips line at 203-576-TIPS.


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