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Man pleads guilty to role in gunfight that left teen dead

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in a gunfight on a city street that left an innocent 14-year-old boy dead.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/2E5qIUP) that 24-year-old Michael Majors pleaded guilty Monday just before his trial was scheduled to start.Related content: Murdered Bridgeport teen identified, arrest made

Authorities say Majors and another man shot at each other on a busy Bridgeport street on Christmas Eve 2015. Neither man was struck, but 14-year-old Luis Colon was hit and died. He had been sent to the store by his mother for some last-minute Christmas items.

Majors maintained he fired in self-defense.

Police didn’t recover either gun so have been unable to determine who fired the fatal shot.Related content: Two teens shot, one fatally in Bridgeport

Majors faces up to 40 years in prison at sentencing on March 16.

The other suspect is awaiting trial.

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