Police identify Shelton man shot, killed in Bridgeport’s P.T. Barnum Housing Complex

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Bridgeport police vehicle, file photo. City police said a 22-year-old Shelton man was found dead after a shooting at the PT Barnum Housing Complex Monday, June 13, 2022. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

Bridgeport police vehicle, file photo. City police said a 22-year-old Shelton man was found dead after a shooting at the PT Barnum Housing Complex Monday, June 13, 2022. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

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BRIDGEPORT — A Shelton man was found dead Monday evening after a shooting at the P.T. Barnum Housing Complex, according to police.

Authorities identified the victim as a 22-year-old Kyle Dear. Police said Dear was shot multiple times during the incident.

Around 8:30 p.m., Bridgeport police said they were called to the complex after the city’s ShotSpotter system detected gunfire and receiving calls about a person shot near buildings 10 and 11 in the complex.

Officers and paramedics arrived to find the Shelton man lying on the ground next to Building 11 “suffering from numerous gunshot wounds,” police said in a news release.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The city homicide squad has assumed the investigation and police said investigators were collecting evidence in the housing complex.

“Detectives are working several leads and the scene remains active,” police said.

The man’s next of kin has been notified, according to police.

Anyone with information about this crime can call Homicide Detective Thomas Harper at 203-581-5239 or use the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.