'I just feel lost.' Bridgeport mother pleads for help tracking down man who she says killed her daughter

Camile Prince says 41-year-old Derrick Francis, who is the father of her Brianna McKoy's son, fatally shot her daughter one week ago and fled, triggering a nationwide manhunt.

Abby Del Vecchio and Frank Recchia

Apr 12, 2023, 3:52 PM

Updated 407 days ago

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A mother is pleading for justice for her daughter who was fatally shot in what police are calling a domestic violence case.
"I just feel lost. I don't even know what to do," said Camile Prince, the mother of 23-year-old Brianna McKoy.
McKoy had a son, Zander Francis, who was the center of her world, according to his grandmother.
"He wasn't even expected to live, and she took excellent care of him to the point where he is now and he was her pride and joy," said Prince.
Prince says 41-year-old Derrick Francis, who is the father of her McKoy's son, fatally shot her daughter one week ago and fled, triggering a nationwide manhunt.
McKoy was killed on April 6 at the Coachlight Square Condominium complex during a domestic dispute, authorities say.
The family is urging the public to assist authorities in locating Derrick Francis.
The family has created a GoFundMe campaign to benefit McCoy's son and a vigil and fundraiser will be held Wednesday night in support.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Detective Keith Hanson at 203-581-5243, Detective Brian Coyne at 203-581-5223 or the Bridgeport police tips line at 203-567-TIPS. Police urge anyone in an abusive relationship to call the Bridgeport Police Domestic Violence Unit at 203-581-5100 or the Center for Family Justice.
Jay Lederman contributed to an earlier version of this story.


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