Authorities: Gunman jumped from Bridgeport apartment building

Tenants at the building at West and Fairfield avenues say they're still reeling after seeing a gunman jump out of a window Thursday night while being pursued by police.

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2022, 6:20 PM

Updated 822 days ago

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Residents at a Bridgeport apartment building are demanding safer living conditions following a recent shooting. 
Tenants at the building at West and Fairfield avenues say they're still reeling after seeing a gunman jump out of a window Thursday night while being pursued by police. 
Marlene Fernandez told News 12, police came into her apartment to try and catch a gunman, who authorities say ended up jumping from a third-floor window before being arrested.
Investigators said one person was shot, but the injuries were not life-threatening.
Residents say the bigger issue is the chronic problem of violent crime. News 12 was told the building is only four years old, but it is already a haven for drug dealing and other crimes. 
City Councilman Jorge Cruz says he'll be acting as a watchdog by pressuring the property management company to push for evictions. 
The owners told News 12 they've stepped up safety measures by installing "a state-of-the-art entry system" and more security cameras. They say they're aggressively pushing for several evictions.


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