Settings

Home Site
Notification
Push Notifications
Contact Us
Bridgeport Daily Voice serves Bridgeport, CT

Menu

Bridgeport Daily Voice serves Bridgeport, CT

Nearby Towns

police & fire

Police: Suspect Claims Self-Defense In Robbing, Killing Bridgeport Dealer

Bridgeport police patch
Bridgeport police patch Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 21-year-old Bridgeport man claimed self-defense in the shooting of a drug dealer on Friday night according to police in a story on CTPost.com.

Police said Jovanne Brown confessed to the shooting. He was arraigned Monday before Superior Court Judge William Holden in the fatal shooting of Michael Watkins, 26.

Brown faces felony murder, murder, possession of a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, the story said. The incident happened on Feb. 24 in an altercation on Berkshire Avenue. Click here for the CTPost.com story.

Click here for a Daily Voice story with details about the shooting.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Bridgeport Daily Voice!

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.