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Man Found Shot To Death While Driving Vehicle In Fairfield County

A Fairfield County man was found shot to death inside a vehicle in Bridgeport.
A Fairfield County man was found shot to death inside a vehicle in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man was shot to death while driving his vehicle in Fairfield County.

The victim was discovered around 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27, when police responded to a report of gunshots fired near 644 Norman Street.

Responding officers located a motor vehicle accident in front of 178 Wood Ave., Bridgeport PD Captain Brian Fitzgerald said.

The driver of the involved vehicle was unconscious, and officers had to break the window of the vehicle to gain access, Fitzgerald said.

Officers discovered that the driver sustained several gunshot wounds to the head and torso. 

The victim,  identified as Dajuan Simmons, 28, of Bridgeport, was treated at the scene then transported by medics to St. Vincent's Medical Center where he died shortly after.

Detectives are working to establish a motive for the shooting and are processing a large crime scene on Wood Avenue between the intersections of Iranistan Avenue and Grove Street. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Robert Winkler at 203-581-5244, or by calling the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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