Shooting In Hollow Kills Store Owner

Update from public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer:

Our city’s fifth homicide of the year occurred yesterday at just after 3 p.m. The victim, 57-year-old Jose Salgado and his wife were working in their store, Sapiao’s Grocery at 351 Lexington Ave, when two men came in to rob them, both armed with handguns. They demanded the money and when Jose went to hand the money over, one of the suspects shot him. Jose was taken to St Vincent’s Medical Center but died at 3:46 p.m.

The suspects approached the store on foot from Linen Ave. Video evidence shows them walking east on Linen Ave toward the store. One minute later, they are seen running west on Linen Ave, back in the direction they had come from. According to several witnesses, they entered a bright green 4-door vehicle and fled west on Linen Ave. the vehicle is believed to be a kiwi-colored Ford Focus. They were last seen traveling north on James St. According to witnesses, a third person was in the vehicle and waited in the passenger’s seat.
The first suspect is described as a black male, about 5’9″, medium build, in his 30’s. He was the driver. His face was partially covered by a mask. The second suspect is a white or Hispanic male, 5’6″ or 5’7″, also in his 30’s. He had long hair. He did not wear a mask.

Attached is a video showing the suspects and their vehicle. Anyone with information should contact  Detective Ada Curet at 203-581-5236.

CT Post story here.



  1. Am I correct in stating we have now had three senseless murders in about three weeks? Mayor Finch and Paul Timpanelli have stated businesses and investors will not come to Bridgeport if Ganim wins. Well I think it is safe to say the real deterrent is innocent people are being killed in broad daylight within Bridgeport businesses.

  2. Finch hasn’t attracted any employers into Bridgeport so people are desperate. It will get much worse.

    If I were mayor there would be two huge industries in Bridgeport that would employ thousands of people. I suggested an industry that would be part of Housatonic CC but the administration is too stupid to do anything. If I had the power of the mayor’s office that would change.

    All I read on here are insults and quibbling.

  3. This is a very sad situation. Death is always sad when not necessary. It is more sad the disrespect for a life that is already breathing in this world with a family is totally disregarded. It is even more sad to inject Mayor Finch into the conversation as if. As for Ganim, Mayor Finch and Paul Timpanelli as well as most taxpayers in this city would agree, business and development will not come to the city under a Ganim administration as well as a sub-standard school system as well as crime.

  4. How has the school system improved over the last eight years? How many jobs have been created by the city marketing program that has barely been percolating for the last eight?
    Say what you want about the other candidates, but where are the stellar economic improvements? It’s one drama after another, one bad decision after another (DeJesus, Moales, for some recent examples), ill-timed campaigns based on nothing more but a desire to save his own job (why not bring forth the “convicted felon” bill, say, two years ago?).
    And don’t get me started on the better every day campaign that nicely coincides with a reelection cycle. Taxpayer dollars that we desperately needed to improve our quality of life being spent on a re-election bid? Really? You are really doing this? What a monumental insult to the collective intelligence of the Electorate in Bridgeport.

    This is why businesses steer clear. They are not sold. There is no product here. This entire administration is comprised of self-involved buffoons who get off on their own press.


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