Several City Council members assembled outside City Hall on Wednesday to address the media about Police Department issues. The anguished family of 21-year-old Nyair Nixon who was shot inside the Barnum Avenue social club operated by Councilwoman Eneida Martinez showed up including the mother of Nixon.
The footage above was captured by Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. News 12’s Frank Recchia was also on hand.
Young Nixon was shot at close range inside the Keystone. He stumbled outside–the family says he was shoved out–and was hit by car “like a piece of meat,” as his mother notes emotionally, speaking to the media. He was transported to nearby Bridgeport Hospital where he died.
Martinez has shut down the social club. Family members want her to resign her seat. It raises questions about an elected official who has railed against violence in her East End community running a social club fraught with potential violence.
The video language, graphic and emotional, runs in its entirety, a request made by the family to Krauchick.