A 21-year-old man who was shot in the head and neck while sitting in a vehicle in Bridgeport and then died following a crash on the way to the hospital has been identified.
Leogiovanni Fernandes Spencer, 21, of Bridgeport, has been identified as the man shot around 9:21 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, when two gunshots were fired on Gem Avenue near Whitney Avenue, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police Department.
Spencer was shot in the head and neck while seated in a vehicle, and the vehicle's driver fled the scene, attempting to take the victim to the hospital, Jones said.
The driver entered Route 25 southbound and was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the on-ramp to I-95 northbound. The driver was not injured, Jones said.
Spencer was transported by medics to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Bridgeport detectives are processing a crime scene on Gem Avenue and the Connecticut State Police are investigating the motor vehicle accident, Jones said.
The motive for the shooting is undetermined at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Bridgeport Police at 203-576-8477.
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