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Bridgeport police: Man arrested in connection to fatal fire at Success Village apartment complex

Bridgeport police say they arrested 40-year-old Joe Parker III.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2023, 1:15 PM

Updated 317 days ago

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Police made an arrest in a fire at a Success Village apartment complex that killed two people.
Bridgeport police say they arrested 40-year-old Joe Parker III.
He is charged with two counts of manslaughter in the second-degree.
The fire broke out in the early morning of July 14 in Building 86.
Residents told News 12 Connecticut that a couple was trapped in their apartment.
Jose Pizarro, 88, died at the hospital later that morning. His wife, 91-year-old Rose Pizarro, passed away July 17.
Parker was scheduled to be arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court Friday.


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