Police Make Arrest in Bridgeport Homicide - NBC Connecticut

Police Make Arrest in Bridgeport Homicide



    Police Make Arrest in Bridgeport Homicide
    Bridgeport Police
    Dennis Salmond has been charged in a Bridgeport homicide.

    Bridgeport police have arrested a suspect in the homicide of Kiaunte Ware, 32, of Bridgeport,.

    Ware was shot and killed on Sixth Street on the morning of Wednesday July 17, police said.

    Police responded to Sixth Street, between Connecticut and Stratford avenues at 7:30 a.m. on July 17 after receiving a report of shots fired and found Ware in the driver’s seat of a rented Hyundai, police said.

    He had been shot several times. 

    Ware was transported him to Bridgeport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Dennis Salmond, who is known as Sleep, was arrested in the 1900 block of North Avenue early Tuesday in connection with the homicide.

    The victim and suspect knew each other and had an ongoing dispute that police said escalated into fatal gunfire near the victim's house.

    Police are investigating the cause of the dispute but believe it was drug-related.

    Police said they secured a murder warrant with a $1 million bond for Salmond last week and had been looking for him since.

    Police found him in the North Avenue home of a woman with whom he has a child. He was arrested there around 5:30 a.m., police said.

    "Detectives executed several search warrants in the days after the killing that yielded important evidence and information," Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. said in a statement. "Their thorough work helped take a dangerous criminal off the streets and, I hope, brought the victim's family a measure of comfort."

    Salmond was taken to police headquarters to be booked and interviewed. He will be arraigned this afternoon or tomorrow.

    Ware was the victim of the seventh homicides this year in Bridgeport.

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