BRIDGEPORT — According to local police, a murder suspect has been caught in the Deep South while fleeing city authorities.
Investigators with the Bridgeport Police Department’s Homicide Division confirmed Monday that Fulton County, Georgia police officers took into custody 58-year-old Bridgeport man Anthony Marion, Capt. Kevin Gilleran said in a news release.
According to Gilleran, Marion injured Gregory Williams in a 2020 attack that resulted in Williams’ death almost two years later. Williams died on October 10, 2022 at the age of 68, Gilleran said.
Officials responding to the original incident around 12:30 p.m. on December 3, 2020 found a male victim, identified as Williams, seated on the front steps of a home on the 300 block of Iranistan Avenue, according to Gilleran. He was stabbed in the chest, Gilleran said.
Upon arriving at a local hospital, Williams was in critical condition, according to Gilleran. His cause of death was determined by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to be “respiratory complications from a distant stab wound to the torso,” Gilleran said — results provided to Bridgeport Police Department May 1.
Gilleran said Det. Keith Hanson, who was investigating the case, was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Marion in less than three months and called Hanson’s work “extraordinary” and “remarkable”.
“The Bridgeport Police Department’s thoughts and prayers remain with the Williams family,” Gilleran said.
According to Gilleran, Marion was being held in Georgia as a fugitive from justice and is awaiting extradition to Connecticut. He is accused of murder. Bail was set at $1.5 million.