Bridgeport police have arrested two men for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Gary Gullap and wounding a second victim in August. Detectives had secured a murder warrant for Tysaaun Anderson, 18, last week. On Thursday, Sgt. Pasquale Feola spotted Anderson walking in the area of the Beardsley Terrace Apartments and arrested him, according to police spokesman Bill Kaempffer.
The second suspect, Kyle Brodie, also 18, already incarcerated at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, was charged Friday morning with the homicide.
Anderson is scheduled to be in court Monday for an arraignment. Bonds for both were set at $1 million.
“It’s a heinous crime and these are two very violent individuals,” said Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr., who credited the work of the detective and patrol officers. “The message to these gang members has to be if you are going to commit these violent crimes you’re going to jail for a very long time.”
Patrol officers did an outstanding job gathering initial information and locating the suspects’ van, which was abandoned in the Green Homes minutes after the shooting, said Capt. James Viadero, the head of the detective division.
“The job done by the detectives on this case was phenomenal,” he said. “As a result two violent felons have been apprehended for a heinous crime committed during daylight, near a school, in a heavily traveled pedestrian area.”
Police say additional arrests are anticipated in the homicide in which Gullap and a second victim were shot while walking on Hallett Street near Ogden Street during the late afternoon of Aug. 2, 2012. The warrants were obtained by Detectives Heitor Teixeira, David Garcia, and Thomas Scholl.