Bridgeport man shot at social club managed by councilmember laid to rest

Hundreds of family members and friends came to the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bridgeport Thursday to pay their respects to Nyair Nixon – a 21-year-old who was fatally shot last month at the Keystone social club.
Community activist and family friend Tony Barr says Nixon was loved deeply by the community. 
"This is a consistent thing. Praying for families losing their babies. The hurt is unreal. It's a trickle-down effect. My heart's broken," he told News 12.
Nixon was shot inside the club, which was managed by City Councilmember Eneida Martinez.
Witnesses say they believe he was pushed outside, where he stumbled into the street and was hit by a car.
Councilmember Martinez, who was allegedly working when Nixon was shot in the club, has been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and 10 counts of illegal sale of alcohol.
Bridgeport police say they have leads that suggest Nixon was targeted in the shooting.
Martinez was released on a promise to appear in court. No date has been set yet. The charges against her are misdemeanors.
Nixon’s family says Martinez and others at the social club did not do enough to help Nixon after he was shot.
Kingsley Ossei, of Connecticut Against Violence, says Nixon participated in his program that aims to decrease gun violence.
"I just want to say to put your guns down and take up some type of…musical instruments or book," he says.