A man suspected in the murder of a woman in Bridgeport last month was found dead in Tennessee and police said the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
On Wednesday, Bridgeport Police received an anonymous tip that Pettway was hiding out in Jackson, Tennessee and the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force provided information to Tennessee law enforcement.
On Wednesday evening, law enforcement confirmed he was inside a residence and had a handgun, Bridgeport Police said.
After a lengthy standoff, authorities went into the Tennessee home Thursday and found Pettway dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Bridgeport police.
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They are investigating and said an additional arrest or arrests are anticipated.
Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (8471) or contact BPD Homicide Detective Tom Harper at 203-581-5239.
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