Man Charged in Death of Man Found in Burning SUV in Bridgeport: Police

A Bridgeport man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another man whose body was pulled from a burning SUV in June.

Bridgeport Police said the body of 28-year-old Jason Nieves was found inside a burning stolen SUV near Houston and Dodd Avenues around 10 p.m. on June 7. Nieves had been shot.

According to police, 34-year-old Anthony Reeves shot Nieves twice while they were in the stolen vehicle, then left him there. Police allege that Reeves then returned with another man and set the car and Nieves on fire.

Reeves is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit arson, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, and larceny. He was held on a $100,000 bond.

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