Man claiming to be 'Lucifer' fatally shoots grandson of former Bridgeport City councilwoman
Bridgeport police say a man who identified himself as Lucifer has been charged with murdering the grandson of a former Bridgeport City Councilwoman Denese Taylor Moye.
It is the second time this month someone tied to Bridgeport City Council lost a family member to gun violence, and both incidents happened on the South End.
Police say 23-year-old Clinton Taylor was shot multiple times and was robbed by the suspect afterwards.
The deadly shooting happened Thursday at 9:16 p.m. inside Sammy's Grocery & Dollar Store at 500 Park Ave.
After a foot pursuit, police arrested Luis Morales and recovered a handgun nearby.
The cousin of Bridgeport City Councilman Marcus Brown, Michael Harrigan, was found dead with a gunshot wound inside his car Sunday morning.
City officials are calling on the community to speak up and work with police to get firearms off the street.
"I'm angry and I'm tired of people blaming the mayor, blaming the police, blaming the city council, we didn't do no shootings," said Bridgeport City Councilman Jorge Cruz. "I'm asking the people of the City of Bridgeport when is enough is enough? When are you going to be proactive and get involved and tell your relative and friends to put those damn guns down? Cause this is the result of families suffering and nobody wins."
Officials want to make it clear to the community that they need people to speak up and work with police to get firearms off the street.
Police say the suspect broke his leg while running from officers and was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment.
Morales is charged with murder, felony murder and robbery.
No arrests have been made in the death of Harrigan. Police ask anyone with information to contact them.