From Tara O’Neill, CT Post:
Eric Diaz 19, of Bridgeport, was found shot in the stomach near that intersection at around 10 p.m. Thursday, police spokesman Av Harris said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and his death remains under investigation.
Throughout the day on Friday, people stopped by the corner, paid respects and took a moment to remember their loved one at a memorial set up for Diaz on Beardsley Street. At about 9:15 p.m., Bridgeport Police Capt. Roderick Porter said, things started to take a turn.
“The majority of people there came to grieve in a peaceful manner,” Porter said. But, he said, some people showed up at an already emotional scene with alcohol.
Porter said officers and community leaders in the neighborhood worked to calm the situation. But one officer was pepper sprayed–Porter said it was unclear who sprayed him–and a Taser was used on one civilian in the area of the memorial. The two were taken to local hospitals by ambulance.
Full story here.