US Marshals: Fugitive wanted for murder charge hid under insulation in Bridgeport attic

Marshals arrested Omar Nelson, 22, who has 10 active arrest warrants, including a charge for murder in New Haven.

Jay Lederman

May 4, 2023, 4:01 PM

Updated 391 days ago

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A man wanted in connection with a murder in New Haven was arrested in Bridgeport by U.S. Marshals today when he was found hiding under insulation inside of an attic.
Marshals arrested Omar Nelson, 22, who has 10 active arrest warrants, including a charge for murder in New Haven.
Nelson was also wanted for armed robbery and criminal attempt to commit assault with a weapon out of West Haven.
The Bridgeport Police Department has five warrants for Nelson, charging him with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree reckless endangerment and violation of probation.
Nelson is accused of fatally shooting a man on Jan. 4 in the 1400 block of Chapel Street in New Haven.
Nelson is also accused of a gunpoint robbery at a West Haven vape shop Jan. 7 and shooting at West Haven detectives attempting to apprehend him on Jan. 10.
The Connecticut U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, working with the Bridgeport, Norwalk, and West Haven Police Departments apprehended Nelson at a residence in the 500 block of East Main Street in Bridgeport this morning.
Once in custody, he was transported to the New Haven Police Department.


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