Bridgeport fatal hit and run ruled a homicide, victim identified

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Bridgeport Police Department

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport Police have ruled a fatal hit and run that occurred Saturday as a homicide. Police identified the victim as Ricardo Rose, 56, of Bridgeport.

Police say that they found the truck the suspect was driving at JFK airport around 1 a.m.. The driver confessed that he was the one who ran over Rose. Police have not identified him, and he is not a Connecticut resident.

According to police, the suspect was driving through Bridgeport looking for drugs. The suspect told police it was his first time in Bridgeport.

Ricardo Rose and the suspect met and Rose was in the truck. $150 dollars worth of crack cocaine was involved. The suspect didn’t want to pay, and tried getting Rose out of the truck. He managed to get him on the running boards of the truck. The suspect then took off, trying to get Rose off the truck. Rose fell under the tires and was run over.

Charges are pending, and the suspect is not in custody at this time. This is the city’s 3rd homicide this year.