Bridgeport PD: 1 killed, 1 injured in overnight shooting inside restaurant
Police in Bridgeport are probing a homicide following an overnight shooting that left one dead and one injured.
Police responded around 12:55 a.m. to the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Harral Avenue on the report of a ShotSpotter activation, as well as reports of two parties shot inside the Copa Restaurant.
After arriving, officers located two parties suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims of the shooting were quickly transported to Saint Vincent's Hospital. One of the victims, a 54-year-old Stratford man identified as Joselito Calderon, later died at the hospital. The second victim, 30-year-old Niel Francisco, of Bridgeport, is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.
"Calling Mr. Calderon’s death and Mr. Francisco’s assault tragic is an understatement. It is unacceptable. The Police Department's thoughts and prayers are with both victim’s family and friends," said Captain Kevin Gilleran in prepared remarks.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Martin Heanue at 203-581-5242 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.