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3 arrested after man hit with a brick dies

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Three arrested in death of  Edy Morales. (Bridgeport Police Department) Three arrested in death of Edy Morales. (Bridgeport Police Department)

Three people were arrested in connection with a death of a 41-year-old man who was hit in the head while driving this summer in Bridgeport. 

The arrests of 33-year-old Anthony Martinez, 41-year-old Mari Vargas and 28-year-old Christopher Fonseca on Wednesday come after the death of Edy Morales on July 16. 

Police said Morales was traveling eastbound in his Jeep Cherokee on Jane Street when police said he encountered a group of people throwing rocks, a brick and a metal pipe at the vehicle. 

Morales suffered a wound to the side of his head and was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital where police said he died.  Morales' death was Bridgeport's fourth homicide of that year. 

Police were able to identify the four suspects including 29-year-old Jonathan Dejesus, who is still on the loose. Anyone with any information about Dejesus' whereabouts is asked to call the Bridgeport Police anonymous tip line at 203-576-TIPS (8477).

“These arrests represent solid police work in the investigation of this horrific crime in our city. I would urge Mr. DeJesus to turn himself in immediately and face justice for the crime that he and the other three individuals committed against an innocent man," Bridgeport Police Chief Armando “AJ” Perez said in statement on Wednesday.  

All four will be charged with first-degree manslaughter. Martinez, Vargas and Fonseca were being held on a $250,000 bond. 

Perez thanked "all of the detectives from our detective bureau for all of their hard work investigating this case and apprehending the suspects, and members of the Identification Unit and all those who helped to identify those responsible, so that these arrests may bring some comfort to the Morales family that those responsible for his death will be held accountable.”

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