‘Teen’ Charged in Fatal Shooting of Chinese Food Delivery Driver

March 7, 2023

BRIDGEPORT, CT—A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on murder and other related charges in connection with the shooting death of a 36-year-old Flushing, New York, man, who was killed Saturday night in Bridgeport while he was delivering Chinese food.

Jiabin Lin, who worked for Yummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant was shot and killed half a mile from the restaurant while he was making a delivery around 7:25 p.m. on March 4.

He was found on the ground next to an apartment building at 1525 Boston Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to News12.

The identity of the juvenile was not been released. He is being charged with murder, first-degree criminal attempt robbery, and murder in the commission of a felony.

“Police officers, along with AMR Ambulance medics, responded to the area and located an unresponsive 36-year-old Flushing NY man lying on the ground next to an apartment building at 1525 Boston Avenue,” Bridgeport Police Capt. Kevin Gilleran wrote in a statement. “The victim, a Chinese food delivery driver, suffered numerous gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Within minutes of the ShotSpotter notification app, Officer Sorie Kamara “engaged an armed 17-year-old suspect in foot pursuit on Tudor Street. The juvenile suspect was quickly apprehended by Officer Kamara and placed under arrest.”

“The investigation produced strong leads with the 17-year-old Bridgeport teen becoming a strong person of interest,” Gilleran said. “On March 4, 2023, the juvenile suspect was charged by the Patrol Division with Interfering with a Police Officer, Assault on a Police Officer, and Carrying a Pistol without a Permit.”

Shell casings collected at the murder scene matched the ballistics of the firearm recovered from the 17-year-old suspect, reports the Patch.

“Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim,” Gilleran said.

Anyone with any additional information about this crime is urged to call Homicide Detective Keith Hanson at 203-581-5243, or use the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (203-576-8477).

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