Bridgeport police have arrested a woman accused of shooting her boyfriend to death after an apparent domestic dispute.
When police responded to the 200 block of Huntington Turnpike around 1:17 a.m. on Sunday, police found Jacob Lopez, 33, standing outside of a pickup, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
While en route to Bridgeport Hospital, Lopez told police "Grisselle shot me," police said.
Lopez was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly before 6 a.m.
Detectives immediately began an investigation and found Grisselle Pizarro, 36, at her home on Evers Court. In an interview with police, she confessed that she shot Lopez, police said.
She said she and Lopez were in the pickup, talking, when he physically assaulted her. During the assault, she took a handgun from her purse and fire several shots, then ran home, police said.
Police said they recovered a .40-caliber handgun believed to have been used in the shooting and Pizarro was charged with murder and unlawful discharge of a firearm in relation to the fatal shooting.
While police said Lopez and Pizarro had been dating, friends of the couple told News 12 that the couple had recently married.
"We take all gun violence very seriously, and this remains a very active investigation. The priority always is keeping our kids and families safe," said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. "The investigation doesn't end with an arrest."