Bridgeport man arrested for assault, witness intimidation

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BRIDGEPORT — A 20-year-old Bridgeport resident, Jayvon Coles, was arrested today on charges of first-degree assault and intimidation of a witness following a shooting incident in the vicinity of Read School.

The Bridgeport Police Department responded to a call at approximately 11:05 p.m. on May 25, when a 22-year-old man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the groin.

After receiving treatment and being released, the victim cooperated with authorities, which led to an ongoing investigation by the Bridgeport Police Department’s Detective Bureau in collaboration with the Bridgeport State’s Attorney’s Office.

Homicide Detective Keith Hanson, leading the investigation, identified Coles as the shooter.

An arrest warrant was secured this morning, and by the afternoon, Coles was apprehended by members of the Bridgeport Police Department’s Regional Task Force, the Homicide Squad, and the FBI’s Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force within the Greene Homes Housing Community.

Coles was taken to the Bridgeport Police Department, where he was served with the warrant.

His bail has been set at $1 million, with a 30% cash deposit requirement to be made directly with the court.

The arraignment for Jayvon Coles is scheduled for May 30 at the Bridgeport Superior Court.

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