Family demands answers on Bridgeport man found dead last week

Police say Aaron Hunt was shot on Denver Avenue in Bridgeport a week ago Wednesday night, but they say his body wasn't discovered until the following morning--about 12 hours later.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2023, 9:30 PM

Updated 349 days ago

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The family of a Bridgeport man fatally shot one week ago spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about their loss as their attorney announced plans to sue the Bridgeport Police Department.
Geary Hunt, of Norwalk, says his 25-year-old son Aaron Hunt had just recently moved to Bridgeport.
Police say he was shot on Denver Avenue in Bridgeport a week ago Wednesday night, but they say his body wasn't discovered until the following morning--about 12 hours later.
Police are looking for Andre Johnson in connection with this shooting. They say he is five foot, nine inches, and known to frequent the west side of Bridgeport. Johnson is considered armed and dangerous, according to police.
"I just need answers. I need to know why he wasn't found when they went on Denver [Avenue] in Bridgeport," said Geary Hunt. "To me, I don't think there was enough done."
The family met with News 12 in Stamford at the office of their attorney, Darnell Crosland.
Crosland says after representing the families of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Lee Rawls, whose deaths led Bridgeport police to be more responsive, he didn't think a shooting victim would end up going unnoticed more than a year later.
"I've seen them do more for missing animals than they did in this particular case, and it's disappointing," said Crosland.
Former NYPD detective and attorney Steve Flynn also represents the family.
"They responded, they didn't get out of the car. They didn't follow up to find out who the 911 caller was," said Flynn. "I was proud to be a detective for 20 years, and it's very disappointing for me when I see that the police don't do their job correctly."
The family says Aaron Hunt graduated from Brien McMahon High School and went on to study at New England College. The family says Aaron Hunt was studying to be an HVAC specialist and was just about to graduate.
"When people were down and out, he used to be like let me try to make him laugh," said Terrance Hunt. "He was just a loving person. He didn't deserve to die like that."
The City of Bridgeport told News 12, "Police Chief Roderick Porter spoke with the family today and will comment on the case after the funeral next week."
The funeral for Aaron Hunt is set for Wednesday at Canaan Institutional Baptist Church at 31 Concord St. in Norwalk.


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