• Victor Arroyo was charged in the murder of Phillip Ingram on Valentines Day
  • He is currently being held on a bond of 2 million dollars
  • There have been several shootings in Bridgeport in the previous days

Police officers in Bridgeport have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a homicide that occurred on Valentine Day.

Victor Arroyo from Ashley Street was arrested for the killing of Phillip Ingram, 57.

Lt. Christopher LaMaine claimed the evidence demonstrates that Arroyo was upset with Ingram because he was almost hit by his vehicle as he was walking on East Main Street. Arroyo then threw a bin at Ingram's vehicle and brandished a gun.

Ingram proceeded to call 911 and followed Arroyo as he walked away. However, before the authorities arrived on the scene, Ingram confronted the young man. Arroyo responded by shooting him multiple times.

The shooting occurred at 9 am valentine's morning, near the intersection of Kossuth and Jane Streets. Ingram was subsequently taken to Bridgeport Hospital from the scene by medical emergency responders.

He was thereafter pronounced dead at 9:53 am.

Arroyo has been charged with murder and carrying a pistol without a viable permit. He is currently being held on a bond of $2 million.

Lt. LaMaine stated that the arrest is the result of outstanding work by the detectives and everyone that assisted in the case.

There is no news yet concerning the response of the victim's family or Arroyo's sentiments on the matter. He has yet to enter a plea. It is also not clear if he has had any previous issues with law enforcement.

In an unrelated incident, the police are investigating a second shooting in 24 hours, which has wounded an individual.

At 7:40 pm, the city's emergency communication center and the police were notified of a ShotSpotter activation that was within the vicinity of Catherine Street.

The emergency services then got another call. It was a report concerning a person with a gunshot wound on Center Street, just a block from Catherine Street.

Scott Appleby, the director of emergency communications and emergency management, claimed the victim's condition is not known at this time.

The incident is the second time that someone was shot in Bridgeport during the last few days. At 11:20 pm, on Friday, the authorities were notified of a similar Shot-Spotter activation, and the emergency services were notified of a possible shooting occurring in the 700 Block in Maplewood with a potential victim.

The police officers that responded found the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. No update has been provided on the status of the victim.

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