Man arraigned on murder charges, other counts in Bridgeport double homicide

Tarik Francis, 25, was arraigned at Bridgeport Superior Court this afternoon. He is charged with murder, criminal attempted murder and criminal attempted assault in the first degree.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2021, 1:21 PM

Updated 1,040 days ago

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A suspect was arraigned Thursday on multiple charges in connection to an early morning Bridgeport shooting that left two people dead.
Tarik Francis, 25, asked to speak when he appeared at Bridgeport Superior Court Thursday afternoon. He changed his mind after the judge reminded him of his Miranda Rights.
Police say the double homicide happened at 390 Platt St. around 1:24 a.m.
They say Francis shot at them after they approached a home. A perimeter was set up and a negotiator was brought on scene. 
Police say Francis surrendered to police shortly after investigators arrived and that the incident is an isolated one. 
Resident Terrena Spain says she was terrified.
“Usually we don’t have anything that close to my home,” she says. “So it’s pretty scary.”
City Councilwoman Mary McBride-Lee (D) says she grew up on Platt Street.
"On this street, nothing like this ever happens, says McBride-Lee. “It's a quiet street and, you know, we a family on this street."
She says for a neighborhood that is normally calm, a suspect firing outside of a home is a scary thought.
“That bullet could have any place, in anybody’s house,” says McBride-Lee.
Francis is being held on $5 million bond. The investigation still ongoing.
Identities of the victims are being withheld pending family notification.


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