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Bridgeport Police: Family Of Four Arrested In Fatal July Shooting

Waldo "Abel" Gonzalez
Waldo "Abel" Gonzalez Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Four members of a Bridgeport family have been arrested in a July dispute that led to the fatal shooting of their neighbor, police said.

Waldo “Abel” Gonzalez, 43, was charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a pistol without a permit and risk of injury to a minor in the death of Ronald Simmons, police said.

Simmons, 44, was shot at the corner of Norman Street and Freemont Avenue after a July 2 dispute with the suspect and his family, police said.

The suspect is being held on $1 million bond.

Gonzalez’ wife and two teen daughters were also charged in the incident.

His wife, Luz Perez, 39, was charged with attempted second-degree burglary, risk of injury to a minor, third-degree assault and breach of peace, police said. She is being held on $25,000 bond.

Both of his daughters, Dynasty Gonzalez, 18, and her 15-year-old sister, face third-degree assault and breach of peace charges, police said.

Dynasty Gonzalez was held on $5,000 and her sister was released without bond, police said.

The incident was Bridgeport’s 15th homicide of 2017.

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