Police: Man dies 2 months after being shot in Bridgeport

Police tell News 12 Thomas Asbury, 23, was shot March 16 on East Main Street and was taken to the hospital.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2022, 2:35 PM

Updated 803 days ago


Police confirm a man died Friday nearly two months after being shot in Bridgeport.
Police say Thomas Asbury, 23, was shot on March 16 during a party at 590 East Main Street. Upon arrival, officers observed Asbury laying on the ground in the parking lot next to a vehicle. 
"He was my nephew, but he was more like my son," Asbury's aunt, Tammy Boyle told News 12. "I was there for him. He always called on me when he needed me."
Boyle said Asbury in just this past week developed severe complications from the shooting. Asbury was suffering from two gunshot wounds to the torso. The extent of damage to his vital organs were too much to overcome for Asbury. 
"They realized that he had a blood clot around his heart," Boyle added. "They brought him in for surgery the next morning to remove the clot and before they even brought him into surgery, he went into cardiac arrest. He never woke up again. He had anoxic brain injury, severe anoxic brain injury so he was basically brain dead."
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Saturday he will pursue 'common-sense' gun-laws  from universal background checks to red flag statutes to a ban on ghost gun.
"Thomas' tragic death -- this killing -- is a local story, but I'm going to make it a national story for my colleagues in the United States Senate," he said.
Investigators say they are still piecing together the case using a combination of surveillance video and forensic evidence to pinpoint exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call police. 

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