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Third Arrest In Bridgeport After-Hours Club Where Two Were Killed

Mitchell Noel
Mitchell Noel Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

A third person has been arrested in connection with the illegal alcohol sales at an after-hours club in Fairfield County in which two men were killed. But there have still been no arrests in the homicides.

The murders took place around 1:56 a.m., Sunday, May 16, when police responded to the basement of the Temple of the Way - House of Worship on Main Street in Bridgeport on a report of shots fired, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran.

Upon arrival patrol officers located 38-year-old Charles Dimples Barnes shot to death in the basement. Patrol officers also located 40-year-old Norman Charles Peters on the basement floor suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Peters was transported to Saint Vincent’s Hospital where he later died from those injuries, Gilleran said.

An investigation into the illegal operation of the after-hours club led to the arrest of two men earlier this month. On Wednesday, June 9, a third person, Mitchell Noel,  age 37, of Bridgeport was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, police said.

Bond has been set at $2,500. 

The B.P.D. Detective Bureau Homicide Squad continues to work on several leads into the double homicide, Gilleran said.

Anyone with information regarding that crime is asked to call Detective Martin Heanue at 203-581-5242 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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