Teen charged in fatal shooting of Chinese food delivery worker in Connecticut

Teen charged in fatal shooting of Chinese food delivery worker in Connecticut
via News 12 Connecticut
Carl Samson
March 8, 2023
A 17-year-old has been charged with multiple felonies in connection with the fatal shooting of a Chinese food delivery worker in Bridgeport, Connecticut, over the weekend.
Justin Castro, whose case was transferred to adult court, is accused of gunning down 36-year-old Jiabin Lin in the area of Boston and Palisade Avenues at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Lin, who was from Flushing, New York, worked for Yummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant. He was making a delivery when Castro allegedly shot him multiple times in the back.
Residents blamed the violence on young gangmembers.
“You got these little young kids that’s gangbangers and they’re able to get guns and a lot of it has to do with the young generation. They don’t care about hurting anyone. They don’t care about killing anyone,” resident Eugene Dawson told News 12 Connecticut.
Justin Castro
Justin Castro. Image via Bridgeport Police Department
Castro has been charged with murder, murder-commission of felony, first-degree attempted robbery, carrying a pistol without a permit, assault on a police officer and interfering with a police officer, as per WFSB.
He remains held on a $3 million bond.
“He’s not a monster, he’s a baby. He’s not a monster,” said Castro’s mother, Tonge Clemons, according to the Connecticut Post.
Li, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had no known next of kin in the U.S. Police said his family members in China have been notified.

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