Adult, 3 Juveniles Arrested in Connection With Shooting Death of Bridgeport Boy

Police have arrested an adult and three juveniles in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old Bridgeport boy that happened last week.

According to Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim's office, an 18-year-old, a 16-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old have been arrested in connection to 12-year-old Clinton Howell's death.

Police said 18-year-old Tajay Chambers is facing a list of charges including murder with special circumstances and murder. A 16-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old were also arrested and are facing charges including conspiracy to commit murder, but officials said those charges could change.

Howell was shot in front of his home on Willow Street on Tuesday night as he walked home from a corner store.

”As he was coming up the steps, someone came by and just started shooting and two of the bullets hit him and he ended up just falling inside the house on the floor,” said Gamel Dawkins, Howell's brother.

Howell was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

He was a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy in Bridgeport.

Detectives said they do not believe Howell was the intended target and believe it's possible that the target of the shooting was someone who was walking with him at the time.

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