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Man Strangles Kitten To Death During Bridgeport Domestic Incident, Police Said

A man allegedly strangled a kitten to death during a fight with his girlfriend.
A man allegedly strangled a kitten to death during a fight with his girlfriend. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Bridgeport man is on the run after allegedly strangling an 8-week-old kitten to death during a domestic incident with his girlfriend.

The kitten was killed around 12:45 a.m., Friday, July 12, when Charles Brookins, age unknown, arrived home on Spring Street in Bridgeport, intoxicated, and assaulted the woman and strangled the kitten to death, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police Department.

When police arrived on the scene, Brookins had already fled from the home, Jones said.

The victim told police that she and Brookins had a verbal fight that escalated into a physical altercation after she complained about him coming home late and too intoxicated, he added.

Jones said that Brookins then picked-up the woman's 8-week old kitten and began strangling it by its neck, killing the kitten.

Officers found the dead kitten when they arrived.

Brookins was said to have fled on foot after the victim called the police. According to the victim, the suspect has been living with her. He has no other known addresses.

The victim refused medical assistance for injuries to the right side of her face.

Brookins is currently on probation, reportedly for assault and strangulation.

Police began canvassing the area for Brookins but were unsuccessful in locating him.

Officers are continuing their search.

This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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