Bridgeport man dies from shooting

A city man died early this morning from gunshot wounds he suffered in front of his East Main Street home. Full Story
Pettway lover

Mamaroneck, NY

#58 Jul 28, 2008
ads wrote:
QUOTE Calling It Like I see IT
"The Pettway family consist of loving, educated, and Great People"
Yeah Well So Does The Court System..
Anyone Care To Check The Upcoming Dockets... It's Public Information...
There is Probably at LEAST one Pettway on it a day..
For real...there are like 5,000 Pettways in Bpt and every one I've come across has been trouble....not saying this guy should be killed but if this family is so wonderful, pull together and get your s*@t right!
Yeah you probably have issues yourself this is why you only come accross the ones who are in trouble
are you perfect

Accident, MD

#59 Jul 28, 2008
I too am a Pettway and I have a college degree and I have never been in jail or trouble a day in my life, and I do consider myself to be an outstanding citizen- and just so you know there are as many WHITE Pettway's as there are Black ones...you people really need to get a life, because if you had one I am sure you wouldn't have the time to sit here and post negative comments daily about people's personal tragedies. It's sad to see that to Conn Post has become nothing but a gossip rag that continues to spew hatred among the community. But I can tell you this, I will be contacting the editor directly to see if we can put a stop to all of this. The very people who are posting all this negative nonsense are the very ones who had a relative at this very time stealing from them and coming right down to Bridgeport to buy drugs. This man was standing in front of his own home, how dare you start to insinuate about what happened and they have not yet posted ANY details about what happened other than him being shot and no matter what he was or what he did in his life should be of no concern to you- you people are sick and sad and I really feel bad for you because God is the final judge of ALL and you will all have you day before him. But the energy you put out is the same energy that you will get back, I pray that God has mercy on all your souls.
Pettway family members be strong and we will manage to get through this one day at a time.
Pettway lover

Mamaroneck, NY

#60 Jul 28, 2008
ads wrote:
QUOTE Calling It Like I see IT
"The Pettway family consist of loving, educated, and Great People"
Yeah Well So Does The Court System..
Anyone Care To Check The Upcoming Dockets... It's Public Information...
There is Probably at LEAST one Pettway on it a day..
For real...there are like 5,000 Pettways in Bpt and every one I've come across has been trouble....not saying this guy should be killed but if this family is so wonderful, pull together and get your s*@t right!
Why are you in the court house so often, you are probably one of those who attend our family reunion every year looking to eat for free!!!!
amazing

Brookline, MA

#61 Jul 28, 2008
There are many reasons why he was out that late. Coming home from the bar, getting diapers, getting milk, getting out of work etc.. Now the sister did say he took a bad path in life so assumption is he was out doing wrong. Eitehr way it doesn't make it right for someone to take his life. Also those from the "burbs" are the ones keeping the streets of bridgeport supported and it isn't by cleaning up the streets. Bridgeport folks can not afford to the cost of getting high not enough to keep the gangsta's street employeed. It is those from the surrounding towns that have the money to buy the stuff that is keeping the streets alive. Think about it these people wouldn't live in bridgeport if they didn't have to and they have to because they don't have the money. They don't have the money to go to a nice place to live but you think they have the money to buy drugs... trust there isn't "street credit" ...lmao.. "just put that on my tab"....
DIGUSTED FRIEND

Norwalk, CT

#62 Jul 28, 2008
ALL OF THIS ISNT NECESSARY, I WAS A FRIEND OF ROBERT'S FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. HONESTLY THE KILLING HAVE GOT TO STOP, I HAVE LOST 3 FRIENDS IN 6 DAYS!! EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE WHEN I SAY THIS..ALL OF YOU WHITE BASTARDS READING THIS SHIT CAN GO TO HELL!!! LET'S TALK ABOUT WHEN YOUR SORRY ASS KIDS GO AND BLOW UP THEIR FCKN SCHOOLS AND KILL TEACHERS AND INNOCENT PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE!!! DON'T LABEL "BRIDGEPORT" AS SOMEWHERE BAD TO LIVE BECAUSE IT IS NOT. I AM PROUD TO BE FROM BRIDGEPORT AND I WILL UNTIL THE DAY THAT I DIE. PEOPLE COME FROM GOOD FAMILIES AND SOMETIMES THEY GET TEMPTED BY FAST MONEY AMONGST OTHER THINGS! THE VIOLENCE HAS DEFINITELY GOT TO STOP, I HAVE LOST 3 PEOPLE DEAR TO MY HEART THIS WEEK DEX, BABY HEC AND NOW ROBERT TO SENSELESS GUN VIOLENCE!! STOP POINTING THE BLAME AND LOOK AT YOURSELF OR "YOUR OWN" FOR THAT MATTER!
Babygirl1

New Britain, CT

#63 Jul 28, 2008
AH YES wrote:
<quoted text>
First of all, I have devoted my LIFE trying to improve those neighborhoods so don't preach to me about that. The reason for my sinicism is because I have tried, and tried and tried and tried to make a difference. It has completely been beaten out of me. Beneath all the crap, there is always the sentence, "He made some wrong choices." You know what we all make wrong choices but most of them don't get people shot. It is hard to have any sympothy for anyone that chooses the gang banger life style. If you come from the stable family that you speak of, then I feel even less bad for your brother because he was already on the right track and chose to jump off. It's the same crap over and over. The only representation of the person is in the news paper article but no one sees the person when he is conducting his illegal businesses. If you put a photo of him handing over a bag of rocks to someone, I guarantee the public would then have a true and accurate depiction of the person, but that will never happen.
If you tried and tried, don't give up and for God's sake don't give in. How can you judge a person when you yourselve go on degrading them. You don't really want to help anyone, you want to put them down. This girl's brother is DEAD and no matter what path he chose, the crime committed was WRONG. There is one thing that we can be certain of in life and that is that we are all going to "die" one day. We should all hope and pray that we a right with GOD before it happens. That includes you. Get right with GOD because right now your criticism is not going to get you into HEAVEN. Mr. Pettway may have chosen a differnt path, we all like sheep have gone astray. Perhaps his good out weighs his bad. But does he path really matter? King David was a murderer and a home wrecker. He slept with married woman, got her pregnant and had her husband killed to cover up his sin. But even still, God loved him because he did what was right in God's eyes by serving him. God doesn't just attend to those who say that their soul's are anchored in the Lord, he attends to the poor in spirit, the one's who are lost and so should you. Jesus tried and tried again and he was beaten much more worse than you would even understand but to this day, he still tries. He never gave up on us. You say you've tried to improve the neighborhood but have you tried to help the "people" or have you always looked at them as if they were a disease and judged them because of their sins. I wonder what your sins are and do people know about them. i bet if your friends knew your sins, they would still love you, so hate the sin, but love the sinner and considered them a "work in progress".
B JONES

Plainville, CT

#64 Jul 28, 2008
to young monority men educate your selves, look around you. you are killing each other and you cant blame no one but yourselves.the street life only gets you jail or death.please make better choices and fathers step up to the pole and be a good role modle for your sons and children.
Be Professional

Branford, CT

#65 Jul 28, 2008
stop it now wrote:
it will stop when the hip hop be bop do drop nonsense stops ....get to school get a jobby job and stop hanging around..oh and we need the PO PO on every corner....
I would like to see the PO on every corner, but they rather talk on there "CELL PHONES" and eat donuts all there shift...more patrolling. GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLES AND DO SOME FOOT PATROLS> SAVE OUR TAX PAYING DOLLAR on GAS. This is summertime, Park The Cars.
B JONES

Plainville, CT

#66 Jul 28, 2008
leave ffld cnty and go to red neck cnty.may be you wont have this problem
PETTWAY

Clifton, NJ

#67 Jul 28, 2008
You say what wrote:
My Prayers goes out to the Pettway family.
Stay Strong and keep your head up. Over look the mean remarks they come from Ignorant people with no heart
Thank you so much for the prayers cause we're all hurtin. Thank you
Bridgeport Girl

Stratford, CT

#68 Jul 28, 2008
So sad to see Bpt fall so hard in that past months. All these educated people with bachelor's and masters but living in the slums of bpt...? Not wanting a way out!! Just want to "talk" educated and live poorly!!! Get your children out, before they become part of the line of pit falls in Bpt. Move your families away... I pray that your family find peace in this time of sorrow.
Be Professional

Branford, CT

#69 Jul 28, 2008
Bridgeport Girl wrote:
So sad to see Bpt fall so hard in that past months. All these educated people with bachelor's and masters but living in the slums of bpt...? Not wanting a way out!! Just want to "talk" educated and live poorly!!! Get your children out, before they become part of the line of pit falls in Bpt. Move your families away... I pray that your family find peace in this time of sorrow.
My heart goes out to the Family! Moving doesn't solve crime it's is all over the world.
SAW -AR

North Haven, CT

#70 Jul 28, 2008
Pettways,
Please know that God is in the midst of all that has transpired. He is your comforter and sustainer in this very present time of need. So please family, Do not allow anyone with their negative, ignorant comments infect your spirit nor feed into their foolishness with any responses. Life is too short to respond in hate so do your best to respond in love in all circumstances even one such as this. Justice will prevail one way or another. Know this also: we are all children of the Most High God, whether we're white, black, asian, greek, italian, etc. there is good and evil whereever we go, and in all of us from time to time, because no one is without sin. Let the good outweigh the bad. Let's stop all this accusing, fighting & killing. Let's seek ways to come together and learn how to cultivate a loving spirit.
Pettway Family....you have my deepest and sincere condolences. Center yourselves in prayer for that inner peace and continue praising God knowing that HE is your source of strength! love you
Nikki

Brooklyn, NY

#72 Jul 28, 2008
The Bio Sis wrote:
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I am his sister... not his street sister, or his "fake sister", I am his biological sister we have the same Father and same Mother. My brother is a good man but he made the wrong choices. Our Father raised us right, I am 24, I have a bachelor’s degree, I have no children out of wedlock, I am a Christian, and I have a great job, my own car, money, and place and currently in school for my masters. So please do not judge. He came from a family of intellect, pride and love. So no one is pouring out 40z, etc.. I am going to celebrate my brother's life and remember all his good qualities and cherish them and keep them in my heart...
So please once again do not judge. This can happen to anyone, yeah maybe my brother's path wasn't the right and there are many more senseless murders that occur in these inner city streets!! MURDER IS SENSELESS….REGARDLESS…..PERIOD … there are no if, and, or but about!!
So instead of joking, won't you use your time and energy to improve these neighborhoods, donate to organizations, volunteer?
Please everyone else keep my family and my brother's soul in your heart!!
His Sister
This touched my heart when I read this article. You were the first person I thought of when I read it. I knew how close in age and close in general the two of you were. I also know that Robert had his rough times but he didn't deserve this and my heart goes out to you.
Anthony

Clifton, NJ

#73 Jul 28, 2008
He was the black sheep of the family.
Bridgeport Girl

Stratford, CT

#74 Jul 28, 2008
Be Professional wrote:
<quoted text>
My heart goes out to the Family! Moving doesn't solve crime it's is all over the world.
We know crime is never ending, but why continue to put your future in the line of fire... Families seek revenge one way or another. The small children growing up in this family can break that curse this family seems to be enduring as the years go by. I don't know any of the Pettway's but sometimes you are judged by the company that you keep. My heart goes out to the family that will no longer hear him laugh and feel his hugs. I pray peace for the Pettway's.
Pettway Lover

Mamaroneck, NY

#75 Jul 28, 2008
the truth wrote:
the pettway clan everyone is talking about come from alabama. They have good ones and they have bad ones like every family. however the bad ones ar really bad. they live on the eastside and are involved in homicides, drug dealing, etc. those who knew this pettway knew he was a drug dealer. stp trying to paint a positive spin on this parasite that sold poison in the community.
Why don't you give your name and address????
Pettway Lover

Mamaroneck, NY

#76 Jul 28, 2008
Bridgeport Girl wrote:
So sad to see Bpt fall so hard in that past months. All these educated people with bachelor's and masters but living in the slums of bpt...? Not wanting a way out!! Just want to "talk" educated and live poorly!!! Get your children out, before they become part of the line of pit falls in Bpt. Move your families away... I pray that your family find peace in this time of sorrow.
Stop being so ignorant,and understand that every side of Bridgeport is not bad!!!
are you perfect

Accident, MD

#78 Jul 28, 2008
Cracker Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe for one minute that you are his real sister. Any sensible person would not be blogging on ctpost.com about a death that just happened in their family, they would be spending time consoling the other family members. At least that's what normal people do so I can't speak for families of gang-bangers.
I have contacted the Post about your negative comments and they will be monitoring you even more closely, I only wish they had a way to ban you from posting you hatred for good, but God has a way of dealing with people like you and I only hope that the Post publishes whatever it is that happens to you and your family so we can make the same ignorant comments about you and yours as you have with so many others.
Undertaker2Be

Newark, NJ

#79 Jul 28, 2008
Ok here we!!! Instead of this fool's putting the funeral homes out of business they are keeping them happy , and the bank accounts full. When does it stop????? So too the young fool's HA you don't come back when the zip up the black or white bag.

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