Police make arrest in death of man found inside burned SUV
BRIDGEPORT — Police have made an arrest in the death of a Connecticut man who was shot then set on fire inside an SUV.
Firefighters responding to reports of a vehicle fire on June 7 found Nieves inside a burned-out SUV. An autopsy determined that Nieves had been shot twice before being set on fire.
Tinsley, who is homeless, is being held on $250,000 bond.
He told police he was paid $363 by another man to pour gasoline on the body but denies setting the fire. He said the other man set the fire. That man is considered a suspect and police are still investigating.