Bridgeport police release new video of suspects allegedly involved in death of Chinese food delivery driver

Surveillance camera footage shows three men walking near Harding High School in Bridgeport shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

Abby Del Vecchio and Frank Recchia

Mar 8, 2023, 5:09 PM

Updated 439 days ago

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Bridgeport police have released surveillance video of the suspects they say are connected to a deadly shooting of a Chinese food delivery driver.
Surveillance camera footage shows three men walking near Harding High School in Bridgeport shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday. Police say Justin Castro, 17, was one of the people in the video, and arrested him on murder charges Monday. Police say they are still looking for the other two suspects.
Officials say 36-year-old Chinese food delivery driver, Jiabin Lin, was shot to death outside an apartment building near Boston and Palisade avenues.
Bridgeport Police Department Lt. Chris Lemaine says he has investigated more than 200 homicides in Bridgeport.
"When he got there, he was lured to a back parking lot and ultimately he was shot four times in the back and there's no evidence that he resisted or struggled in any way -- and he died clutching the food that he came to deliver," said Lemaine. "A Chinese American that came here to live a better life and it didn't work out."
Joe Aranjo, who spends time at the convenience store next door to Yummy Yummy Chinese Food on Boston Avenue, said he was horrified to hear what happened to Lin.
"I know everybody's heart is heavy now," said Aranjo. "He was just hard-working. He would always come in here and do his job and he'd leave."
Castro is a student at Fairchild Wheeler High School and Lemaine says he will be tried as an adult.
"We had to make a notification to his family and they're very upset. They're in China, so we're hoping the public can help us get some justice for the family," said Lemaine.
Castro is being held on $3 million bond.
Jay Lederman reported earlier on this story.


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