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Police Investigating Murder-Suicide At Trumbull Gardens In Bridgeport

Police are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide at Trumbull Gardens in Bridgeport.
Police are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide at Trumbull Gardens in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: File Photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police are investigating a possible murder-suicide at the Trumbull Gardens housing complex after a resident flagged down a passing officer and reported two deceased people in an apartment Wednesday evening.

The Bridgeport officers were alerted at about 7:20 p.m. in the area of Trumbull Avenue by a resident in need of assistance, said Rowena White, director of communications for the City of Bridgeport.

They called for additional officers at the scene at 405 Trumbull Ave., White said.

Upon confirmation of two fatalities inside the apartment, the Detectives Bureau was also notified, she said.

Preliminary reports at the scene "indicate the incident to be a murder-suicide," White said.

Police did not identify the victims. But according to NBC Connecticut , the victims are a husband and wife, and their daughter flagged down the officer.

The State Medical Examiner has been notified and will investigate to determine the cause of death.

An active investigation was underway at the scene Wednesday evening by Bridgeport police detectives.

No further details were released about the crime.

July has been a deadly month in Bridgeport so far.

Related story: Police Identify Three Men Shot To Death In Bridgeport Over Weekend

Three people were shot to death over the weekend in the state's largest city.

Ronald Simmons, 44, was shot to death on State Street during a dispute with a neighbor early Sunday, police said.

Reginald May, 44, was shot to death two hours later on Alice Street in an unrelated incident, police said.

The two homicides were the 15th and 16th of 2017 in Bridgeport.

At 3 a.m. Saturday, Chaz Rogers, 37, was found shot on Stratford Avenue, police said. He died later of his injuries, including at least one gunshot to the head.

Also Saturday, the body of a man was recovered from the water near the dock for the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry, police said. That death also remains under police investigation.

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