Police ID 3 people arrested in Seaside Park shooting

Two men and a woman from Bridgeport were identified as the suspects connected to a shooting in Seaside Park that happened Thursday, police say.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2023, 2:15 AM

Updated 403 days ago

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Police identified the three people arrested in connection to a shooting that injured four people at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Thursday.
Police Chief Roderick Porter says the shooting happened just after 6 p.m.
Porter says there was a crowd of over 200 people gathered at the park when shots were fired and four people were struck.
A 24-year-old man from Bridgeport, a 23-year-old woman from Waterbury and a 23-year-old woman from Bridgeport were all taken to the hospital and treated for gunshot injuries.
Porter says hundreds of people were gathered in the park for an unauthorized music event and that both adults and children of all ages were in attendance.
Police say 24-year-old Christopher Lloyd Rooche (aka Trey Johnson) of Bridgeport, was identified as the main shooter and was quickly arrested after a pursuit with police.
Rooche faces a slew of charges including assault, risk of injury, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm, stealing a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, having a weapon in a motor vehicle, and possession of a large capacity magazine.
His bond was set at $500,000.
Two other people were arrested on charges connected to the shooting in addition to drug-related charges and interfering with an officer.
Police identified the suspects as 27-year-old Rashad Smith and Leanna Phillips, 25, both of Bridgeport.
Smith was charged with possession of a hallucinogenic substance with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of a large capacity magazine, criminal possession of a firearm, and operation of a drug factory.
Phillips was charged with interfering with a police officer.
Remarkable job by members of the Patrol Division in the speedy apprehension of a violent suspect.


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