State police ask for videos, help in Bridgeport teen shooting investigation

BRIDGEPORT -- Connecticut State Police are asking the public to come forward with any videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of a police officer's fatal shooting of a teenager and wounding of a man during a traffic stop.

State police investigators made the appeal Wednesday on social media. They're investigating the May 9 fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jayson Negron and the wounding of 21-year-old Julian Fyffe by Bridgeport officer James Boulay.

Bridgeport police say Boulay opened fire when a stolen car driven by Negron nearly ran him over. Fyffe and Negron's relatives dispute the police version of events and say deadly force wasn't necessary.

Amateur video already posted on social media shows Negron lying in the street and moving several times while handcuffed after the shooting.

Negron's funeral was held Wednesday in Bridgeport. Around 100 friends, family and members of the Bridgeport community attended. Many of them questioning why this altercation ended the way it did.

"We want answers," said Negron's aunt Christina Ramirez. "It's just upsetting. It's hurt and heartache and everything just combined in one."

A State Police and Office of the State’s Attorney investigation is still in the beginning stages. Sgt. Eric Haglund of the Connecticut State Police told FOX61 requesting additional photos, videos and testimony from the incident is "part of the investigative process."

Waterbury State's Attorney Maureen Platt told FOX61 this investigation is a priority for both her office and the State Police. She said there is no set timeline.

"We are committed to making sure that this case is investigated completely and thoroughly. We realize that the victim’s family, the Bridgeport Police and the public are anxious for us to issue our report. Thus, we will not take any more time than is absolutely necessary," Platt said.

State Police are asking for anybody with video recordings, still photographs, and/or witness testimony of the incident to call them at (203) 696-2569, or to text “TIP711” with any information to 274637.