Armed, Dangerous Man Wanted For Broad Daylight Shooting In Bridgeport

Police in Bridgeport are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with a violent assault. 

Wanted: Tomas Elias LaPorte
Wanted: Tomas Elias LaPorte Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

Tomas Elias LaPorte, age 48, of Bridgeport is wanted for the Wednesday, March 8 broad daylight attack of a man at the intersection of State Street & Iranistan Avenue, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Police.

Police officers responded to the area and located a 52-year-old Bridgeport man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the leg, Gilleran said.

He was quickly transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The Detective Bureau responded and took over the investigation which led them to LaPorte. 

LaPorte, who is considered armed and dangerous, is described as being 5-foot-10, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the West Side of Bridgeport, Gilleran said.

Anyone with information about this crime is requested to contact the case officer, Detective Arturo Calvao, at 203-581-5215. 

 Citizens can also utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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