Investigation continues in fatal shooting of pregnant woman in Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT — Police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a young woman and her unborn daughter, with more details of the homicide released this week.
Karla Bermudez, 22, who was 23 weeks pregnant, was killed in a hail of bullets in her Washington Terrace apartment on Aug. 31. Police said they believe her boyfriend, Sean Fyall, 23, was the target of the shooting.
Fyall, who is awaiting trial for prior charges of criminal mischief and failure to appear in court, has not been cooperative, police said.
Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald on Tuesday said the case is an active investigation and provided no further information.
A search warrant affidavit obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media shows that 13 spent bullets were found in the area where Bermudez and her boyfriend were sleeping.
Bermudez’s obituary states she was an extremely talented person blessed with the artistic ability to create masterpieces with makeup and was cultivating her skills at Oxford Academy of Hair Design. It states she also enjoyed modeling and photography and cared for animals, especially her dog.
She was born July 28, 1998 in Bridgeport.
“She was an extremely friendly and outgoing person who was always the life of the party, and was usually the prankster,” the obituary states.
Survivors include her parents, siblings, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, according to the obituary. Her funeral was Sept. 6.
According to the search warrant affidavit, at 5:35 a.m. Aug. 31, ShotSpotter activated after nine gunshots in the vicinity of the Washington Terrace multi-family house where Bermudez was living. As officers were responding to the ShotSpotter activation, Bridgeport Emergency Operations received a call from the home stating the caller’s son and the son’s girlfriend had been shot.
When officers arrived, they found Fyall standing on the front porch of the house screaming that he had been shot, the affidavit states. He was bleeding from his rear leg and buttock area.
The affidavit states that officers entered the apartment and spoke to Fyall’s parents who told them their son’s pregnant girlfriend was also shot. Bermudez was found unresponsive on the floor in the rear bedroom. She was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead.
Fyall’s parents, the affidavit continues, told police they had been sleeping when they were awakened by multiple gunshots hitting the house and their son screaming that he and his girlfriend had been shot. Police saw approximately 20 bullet holes in the back bedroom wall.
In the apartment police also found plastic folds they said are commonly used to hold narcotics, a black electric scale and rubber bands, the affidavit states.