Second Suspect Arrested in Bridgeport Store Owner Murder

Police have arrested a second suspect in the murder of a Bridgeport grocery store owner.

Treizy Lopez, 18, of New Haven, was arrested Monday morning at 59 East Avenue in West Haven, with help from several law-enforcement agencies.

Lopez is one of two suspects in the fatal shooting of 57-year-old Jose Salgado on April 11 at his grocery store on Lexington Avenue.

Salgado was killed while working at the store he owns with his wife, Sapiao's Grocery at 351 Lexington Avenue in Bridgeport. The robbers wielded handguns and demanded money, according to police.

Police said one of the men shot him right after Salgado handed over the cash.

Leighton Vanderberg, 22, of New Haven, was arrested last week in connection to the murder and was also being held on unrelated charges.

As police were taking Lopez into custody, Savin Rock School was placed under a shelter-in-place order due to its proximity to the arrest location. Students were kept inside the building until Lopez was apprehended.

New Haven police said investigators found the Ford Focus sought in connection with the Bridgeport murder on Blake Street last week. The vehicle is similar to a car seen near the scene of a separate New Haven homicide, but police have not confirmed a connection between the cases.

Vanderberg told police he drove the car and went inside the store with Lopez, according to police. Both Vanderberg and Lopez were held on $1 million bond.

"We hope this brings a certain level of comfort to the community and helps this close-knit family to begin the healing process," Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said in a statement Monday. "We will continue to support them moving forward."

The U.S. Marshal Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force, local and state police helped make the arrest.

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