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Police: man dies after Bridgeport assault

May 20, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — A man died after being assaulted on Noble Avenue Sunday, according to police.

In a prepared statement, Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said the assault was reported at 732 Noble Ave. about 8:50 p.m. via a 911 call.

An ambulance brought the victim to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m., Fitzgerald said.

The cause of death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy Monday morning at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police have not yet identified the victim.

“The Detective Bureau is actively investigating this incident and will release the victim’s identification soon,” Fitzgerald said. “Anyone with information, please contact the TIPS line at 203-576-8477.”

The death is the city’s eighth homicide of the year, and the second of 2019 not involving a shooting.

The most recent homicide in Bridgeport was the March 10 shooting of 21-year-old Tyron Heard on Hollister Avenue. No arrests have been made.

Five days before Heard’s death, 34-year-old Jerrell Gatewood — who had survived a shooting in September 2013 — was killed in a daytime shooting. No arrests have been made.

On Feb. 11, 19-year-old Dyshon Williams’ body was found on Boston Avenue after he was shot. Two arrests were made in Williams’ death last week.

On Feb. 5, 36-year-old Sujata Lee Edwards died after being shot through a second-story window in her home on William Street. The day before, 28-year-old Eric Salters died from injuries he sustained during a shooting on Barnum Avenue on Jan. 26. No arrests have been made in either case.

Eugene Rogers, 50, was the city’s second homicide of 2019; he was fatally shot on Jan. 27. Razzie Hancock, 39, was stabbed to death Jan. 14. Arrests have been made in both of the deaths.