Suspect in Deadly Bridgeport Shooting Identified

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    Bridgeport Police Department
    Jose Santiago, 37, is accused of killing his longtime girlfriend Kiromy Fontanez and injuring one other in a domestic dispute.

    Bridgeport police have arrested a man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend in a domestic violence incident.

    Police say 37-year-old Jose Santiago shot and killed 24-year-old Kiromy Fontanez in a Peal St. home.

    The shooting happened just after 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Fontanez’s 5-year-old daughter, mother, and mother’s boyfriend were all in the home at the time. Jorge Jimenez, the boyfriend of the victim’s mother, attempted to stop Santiago and was shot in the leg.

    Santiago was found after the shooting on Stillman St. in the back of a taxi on its way to New Britain, according to police. He was shoeless and covered with blood. He later confessed to the crime.

    This is one of three shooting incidents that happened in the early morning hours Sunday.