Police identify suspect after man was found shot to death in Waterbury home

A man is dead from a shooting in Waterbury Thursday night, according to police.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 8:45 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2023 at 12:05 PM EST
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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – A man is dead from a shooting in Waterbury Thursday night, according to police.

Authorities said it happened at a multi-family home at 137 Robbins St., near Guilfoile Street. Officers responded around 7:23 p.m.

The victim was found in the common area of the home with a gunshot wound, police said.

He was pronounced dead on scene.

Police identified the victim as Edward Bosompra, 35, of Waterbury.

Authorities said Bosompra got into a fight with another man in the common area of the home.

The suspect shot Bosompra in the torso, police said.

Police identified the suspect as 55-year-old Derrick Johnson of Waterbury. Police say Johnson lived in the home.

Johnson was taken into custody on Friday and was charged with murder, criminal use of a weapon, illegal transfer of a pistol/revolver, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, and risk of injury to a child.

Police say Johnson is currently being held on a $2 million and will be arraigned on Monday.

Derrick Johnson Mug
Derrick Johnson Mug(WFSB)

Waterbury police said the incident is isolated.

Officers taped off the entire corner of the street. Not even loved ones who showed up to the scene were allowed close to it.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Waterbury Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234.

A man was found in the common area of the home with a gunshot wound, police said.
A man is dead after a shooting in Waterbury Thursday night, according to police.