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Stratford Man Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Bridgeport Man

Brandyn Ford was charged with murder in a Saturday night shooting death in Stratford.
Brandyn Ford was charged with murder in a Saturday night shooting death in Stratford. Photo Credit: Stratford Police Department

STRATFORD, Conn. — A 24-year-old Stratford man has been charged with murder in a shooting death Saturday night in Stratford, police said Tuesday.

Brandyn Ford was arrested Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of Andre Pettway, 27, of Bridgeport on Saturday night, police said in a statement.

Ford was arrested after members of the Stratford Police Department Special Response Team served a warrant at his residence.

He was charged murder, weapon in a motor vehicle, risk of injury to minors, first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a permit.

The shooting occurred at about 6:50 p.m. at 54 Garibaldi Ave., police said. Pettway was transported to Bridgeport Hospital, where he died, police said.

Police had been seeking information about a black Hyundai Sonata that fled the scene of the shooting.

Ford was held on $1.5 million bond for a Tuesday court appearance.

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