BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in a gunfight on a city street that left an innocent 14-year-old boy dead.
The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/2E5qIUP) that 24-year-old Michael Majors pleaded guilty Monday just before his trial was scheduled to start.
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Authorities say Majors and another man shot at each other on a busy Bridgeport street on Christmas Eve 2015. Neither man was struck, but 14-year-old Luis Colon was hit and died. He had been sent to the store by his mother for some last-minute Christmas items.
Majors maintained he fired in self-defense.
Police didn’t recover either gun so have been unable to determine who fired the fatal shot.
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Majors faces up to 40 years in prison at sentencing on March 16.
The other suspect is awaiting trial.
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