- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport man is held on $1 million bail after being charged with killing a man police say had just robbed him.

Police said 37-year-old Karim Skipworth turned himself in Friday on murder and weapons charges in the Feb. 20 shooting of Jose Lebron. It’s not immediately known who is representing Skipworth.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1E2z8CR) police said Lebron arranged to meet Skipworth at Ogden and William streets. When Skipworth arrived, police said, Lebron robbed him of his money and his cellphone. Police said Skipworth shot Lebron as he ran away.

Lebron was found with a BB gun in one hand and money in the other. Police said he had cellphones and drugs in his possession and also in his car. One of the phones was Skipworth’s.

The slaying was Bridgeport’s first in 2015.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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