Vigil being held in honor of ‘Noodles’ Johnson who was fatally shot in Bridgeport

A vigil is being held on Tuesday night by the family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot on March 7.

Frank Recchia and Robyn Karashik

Mar 12, 2024, 2:15 AM

Updated 39 days ago

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A vigil is being held on Tuesday night by the family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot on March 7.
K.J. "Noodles" Johnson, 18, was a high school senior. He is being remembered as an athlete and a cherished member of the Bridgeport youth program, Color A Positive Thought.
Mayor Joe Ganim spoke out about Johnson’s death, saying gun violence must be addressed on both the state and federal levels.
"We need stricter gun laws. This is contributing to the loss of a wonderful and valuable human being who lived in Bridgeport. We want this to stop,” said Ganim. “Stronger gun laws are part of the answer and I join our senator and our delegation on a federal and state level to continue fighting to make our city safer through stronger gun laws."
The family says the vigil will be in Bridgeport at 372 Olive Street at 6 p.m.
Police encourage anyone with information to contact their anonymous tip line at 203-576-TIPS.


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