Bridgeport man shot at social club managed by councilmember laid to rest
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.
activist and family friend Tony Barr says Nixon was loved deeply by the
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.
was shot inside the club, which was managed by City Councilmember
say they believe he was pushed outside, where he stumbled into the street and
was hit by a car.
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
police say they have leads that suggest Nixon was targeted in the shooting.
was released on a promise to appear in court. No date has been set yet. The
charges against her are misdemeanors.
family says Martinez and others at the social club did not do enough to help
Nixon after he was shot.
Ossei, of Connecticut Against Violence, says Nixon participated in his program
that aims to decrease gun violence.
just want to say to put your guns down and take up some type of…musical
instruments or book," he says.