Bridgeport family calls for revival of cold case in fatal shooting of son

The family of a Bridgeport man who was shot to death 10 years ago today is calling on the public to help solve his murder.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2020, 4:27 PM

Updated 1,429 days ago

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The family of a Bridgeport man who was shot to death 10 years ago is calling on the public to help solve his murder.
Betty Baldwin celebrated her 65th birthday while also observing the grim anniversary. Her son, 36-year-old Richard Gee Jr. was killed when gunfire rang out on Railroad Avenue near Marina Village.
His family says Richard Gee Jr. was an innocent bystander. They say they want to make sure he is never reduced to a stereotype.
Gee's step-father says Richard died saving someone else's life. He says that when the gunfire broke out, Richard threw himself on top of another innocent bystander to block the bullets.
"He brought a lot of light to our family," says Richard's cousin Rayford Scott. "He brought a lot of unity to our family."
Baldwin and her family are coming together in hopes of getting someone to come forward to help police solve the murder.
They are also calling on the Bridgeport Police Department and media outlets to help revive this cold case and bring the killer to justice.
They say living without Richard has been the heartbreak of a lifetime.


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