Man charged in fatal capturing of beginner boxer

BRIDGEPORT — Police have made an arrest in the September murder of a local man time-honored for his ardour and skill as an novice boxer.

Deontae Boykin, 23, of Bridgeport became himself in to police Monday after being advised there changed into a warrant for his arrest.

He become charged with prison homicide and attempted first-diploma theft and become being held in lieu of $1 million bond pending his arraignment in advanced court on Tuesday.

Boykin is accused of fatally taking pictures 27-12 months-historical Raymond “Golito” Sierra in entrance of Sierra’s Union Avenue domestic on Sept. 24. His death changed into the 16th murder in the city in 2020.

Sierra’s family unit talked about at the time that he had simply walked domestic from the save about eight p.m. when he changed into confronted by way of some guys, one in all whom shot Sierra within the chest. The guys then fled.

The family members pointed out they did not be aware of the motive for the shooting.

An novice boxer, Sierra was accepted at the Ortiz Boxing gymnasium where he changed into a daily.

He changed into born in Bayamon, P.R., the son of Jose Ramon Sierra and Marie E. Oquendo Rios previous to relocating to Connecticut at the age of eight, in keeping with his obituary.

“Raymond changed into a younger man full of lifestyles who enjoyed boxing and had invested lengthy hours in that which he had fought in quite a few local boxing suits and had been known as “Hollywood”. He had a very good heart and always appeared forward to spending time with the family unit. His contagious smile earned him an additional nickname of “Sonrisita” because he turned into at all times smiling, and he always managed to retain smiling despite anything else,” the obituary pointed out.

Police talked about they had got a report of pictures fired within the 600 block of Union Avenue on the east side of Bridgeport. Patrol officers responded to the scene and have been met by using family members who had been in the process of transporting Sierra to the sanatorium.

With police counsel, individuals of the family unit drove Sierra to Bridgeport hospital for medication of a gunshot wound to the chest. He died at the hospital.

The case turned into led by using Detective Jorge Cintron.