Suspect arraigned in Bridgeport murder, victim's family may sue Bridgeport Police

Andre Johnson, a convicted felon, who turns 28 Wednesday, was arraigned Tuesday in Bridgeport for the murder of 25-year-old Aaron Hunt on April 26.

Mark Sudol

Jun 13, 2023, 9:48 PM

Updated 305 days ago

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A wanted man is now behind bars for the death of a Bridgeport man.
Andre Johnson went before a judge Tuesday.
"I'm just glad that they caught him," said the victim's brother, Terrance Hunt.
Johnson, a convicted felon, who turns 28 Wednesday, was arraigned Tuesday in Bridgeport for the murder of 25-year-old Aaron Hunt on April 26.
Johnson is being held on a $1 million bond.
Hunt's family stood outside court Tuesday.
"We all just want justice. You know when we went to court today you know his bail should have been a lot higher than $1 million. You know you've got people who do drugs and sell drugs and stuff like that, and their bond is way higher," said Hunt.
Hunt's oldest brother says Aaron just moved to Bridgeport from Norwalk and was going to school to get his heating and air conditioning license.
"My brother was a great guy. You know he made people laugh, he got along with a lot of people," said Hunt.
Police say in the arrest warrant Andre Johnson got into an altercation with several others on Denver Avenue that night and pulled out a gun shot in the direction of Aaron Hunt, killing him.
Hunt's body was found wedged between a chain-link fence and a car the next day.
Attorneys for Hunt's family say they may consider filing a lawsuit against Bridgeport Police.
"They didn't get out of the car to investigate. The body if you were there the next day was pretty much in plain view. It wasn't hidden and so had they gotten out of the car I don't know if Aaron would still be alive," said Attorney Stephen Flynn, a former NYPD detective.
Flynn says Hunt was an innocent bystander and wasn't involved in the altercation.
Police are still investigating why this happened.
Johnson is due back in court later this month.


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