12-Year-Old Is City’s 11th Homicide Victim Of Year

From Tara O’Neill and Jim Shay, CT Post:

Police believe the 12-year-old boy killed by gunfire Tuesday night was not the intended target.

The victim was struck at least twice by gunfire while in front of a Willow Street duplex house, according to Terron Jones, police spokesman.

The boy’s aunt identified him as Clinton Howell.

Clinton, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, would have turned 13-years-old next month.

Full story here.

Any person with information about this incident should call Detective Cintron at 203-581-5227, or the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (8477)



  1. This is just tragic on every level. How does someone who killed a 12 year old just days before Christmas live with themselves?

    The incredible pain the family is experiencing must be unbearable.

  2. Shot spotter…….how about a witness spotter?
    Damn shame another senseless death yet politician,’s want more gun laws. It seems the current ones are not enough yet they did nothing to prevent the last two homicides in Bridgeport. There is little talk about increasing the penalty for using or carrying a gun. The punishment should be severe no plea bargain no time off for good behavior or credit for time served.

    Let’s hope they wrap this murder up as fast as the last one and not be another of the unsolved murders that remain open for decades.

    1. We don’t need more gun laws, we need the people of the city of Bridgeport to stand up to the armed thugs in town. The culture of “stop snitching” is getting people killed or wounded. Enough is enough. Take back the streets. The city owns them, not the dirtbags selling drugs to your children.

  3. Stringfellow, how dare you try to politicize this young kid’s untimely death. You’re an asshole who is better equipped posting in the comment section of the CT post. See Lennie you let these assholes hide behind the cloak of anonymity and inscrutability and you get this bullshit. Shame on you, you flucking troll.

    1. Day he’s not that far off base. While his statement is an oxy-moron, claiming we don’t need more gun laws. Yet advocating for harsher penalty gun laws. If anybody is politicizing it we all are in someway, and that’s only because it was a boy (child). Lennie didn’t post anything about the girl who was killed a few weeks ago and no one here mention it ( think) Is her love one’s pain any less then this child’s love ones for their lost? I don’t know if Stringfellow knows if that man who shot the girl few weeks bought his legally or that he did. But it happen a lot? And he’s/hers ending statement is true. I read the department didn’t send out a rape kit for over two years and only after the guy was accuse of murder did the pursued it. That’s probably the most damaging aspect of the job unless you’re a psychopathy or the job turned you into one. Cops say it’s the work of and what they have to deal, be it the treat of life and death situations. But I bet its shit like this that they have to keep bottled up, among other things that’s not really base on their job. I”m sadden by it all. be it the Governor coming down or the out cries that will be a distant memory to them in day or two. Peace out OIB. https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Accused-killer-also-charged-in-alleged-child-rape-12625480.php JMO

  4. This is an unspeakable tragedy.

    How is it that we live in a country that assumes a responsibility to police and impose order on a global scale, but yet is willing to fall disastrously short in maintaining public safety within its own borders?! And Connecticut/Bridgeport is so proud of its “low” crime rate and criminal justice reform?! (Even as we, in Bridgeport, are aware of increasing levels of gun violence/gun play…)

  5. Once again someone decided to settle a dispute with a gun and once again a family grieves. In this case, the sadness is compounded at the age to the latest victim. No matter the age, the issue is the willingness of someone to chose violence. What was so bad that it came down to gunfire? Until you can change what is in someone’s heart these needless tragedies are going to continue to happen. People need to agree to disagree without being disagreeable much less violent. It sounds easier than practice but it’s worth a discussion and the end result will not be a tragedy.

    You can’t legislate people’s feelings like you can guns but it’s not guns, it’s the willingness of someone to use one to settle some petty dispute. Far too many times it’s the first “club”out of the bag. How can you teach conflict resolution to people who feel it is okay to settle a dispute with violence? At this point you need to teach younger people before it gets this far, violence is not the answer. Teach them to have mutual respect for a difference of opinion. You don’t have to like or agree with what someone says yet be respectful of their right to say it.


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