Police: 21-year-old killed in shooting at Trumbull Gardens in Bridgeport

Police say 21-year-old Deron Dacosta was shot multiple times on the 600 block of Trumbull Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and died at St. Vincent's Medical Center shortly after.

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2023, 12:08 PM

Updated 416 days ago

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A Bridgeport family is grieving the loss of their loved one who was killed in a shooting in the Trumbull Gardens community.
Police say 21-year-old Deron Dacosta was shot multiple times on the 600 block of Trumbull Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and died at St. Vincent's Medical Center shortly after.
Steve Nelson grew up in the community and says he has seen the same tragedy play out time and time again. He says he had been planning a seminar set to be held this weekend at Trumbull Gardens in an effort to encourage young people to avoid gun violence when he learned of Dacosta's death.
"This isn't a video game. He's not going to get up and come back to life again. I mean, it's just heartbreaking that a young life has been lost -- 21 years old," said Nelson.
Community activist Joe Grits is calling on stakeholders from every sector of the city to come together and figure out an end to this seemingly endless cycle of violence.
"The way of old is getting old, and we've got to figure out something different. We have to," said Grits.
Police say they are asking for the public's help to solve the city's fifth homicide of the year.


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