Bridgeport man arrested in April murder case, held on $2 million bond

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BRIDGEPORT — Following a meticulous investigation, Bridgeport police have arrested Kiheem Tyquan Benbow, known as “Patch,” in connection to the April murder of Romain Sterling.

Bridgeport Police Detective Bureau, supported by the Bridgeport Police Regional Task Force and Emergency Services Unit, executed a search warrant on April 24 at the Ansonia residence of 21-year-old Benbow.

During the search, officers discovered a 9mm semiautomatic “ghost gun” with no serial number in Benbow’s possession.

Benbow was immediately taken into custody and charged with illegal transfer of a pistol/revolver, criminal violation of a protective order, and carrying a pistol without a permit.

He was unable to post bond and remains detained by the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

The investigation, led by Homicide Detective Thomas Harper, resulted in an arrest warrant for Benbow charging him with murder, criminal attempt – assault in the first degree, failure to obtain a serial number, and additional charges for carrying a pistol without a permit.

After a habeas corpus petition filed on April 26, Benbow appeared in court this morning, where he was served with the warrant and arraigned.

The court set his bond at $2 million.

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