Police make arrest in fatal shooting of well-known Bridgeport community member

Police say 23-year-old Nelson Perez is charged with shooting Gaines in the head on the corner of East Main and Arctic streets.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2023, 9:24 PM

Updated 321 days ago

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Bridgeport police have made an arrest for the April 12 slaying of Michael Gaines.
They say 23-year-old Nelson Perez is charged with shooting Gaines in the head on the corner of East Main and Arctic streets.
Gaines was a well-known member of the community.
Perez is expected in court Friday.


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