Danbury Police: 15-year-old, 16-year-old arrested for murder

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DANBURY — Police said a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year old boy have been charged in the death of an 18-year-old man who was found with fatal injuries next to his vehicle earlier this month.

Danbury police said Ronald Massagli, 15, was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony murder and other offenses. He was taken to Bridgeport Juvenile Detention

Lorenzo Santana

Center. Also arrested, Lorzenzo Santana, 16, of Danbury.

Police said officers had responded to a report of suspicious activity on Aug. 5. They found Gabriel Bara-Bardo alone and unconscious in the road next to his car.

The state medical examiner’s office ruled that Bara-Bardo’s cause of death was complications following blunt impact to the head and neck. His death was ruled a homicide.

Ronald Massagli

It couldn’t be determined Wednesday if the suspect is being represented by an attorney.

Police said they have arrested a second person in connection to Bara-Bardo’s murder.

Lorenzo Santana, 16, was arrested on Wednesday and charged today with felony murder among other charges. Santana was already in custody and being detained at a Juvenile Detention Center on unrelated charges.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

Police said additional arrests are expected.