Unknown Gary Potak Killer- Connecticut- 1992 Sept 20, 2019 3:30:12 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 20, 2019 3:30:12 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: ct.gov)
From the State of Connecticut website- Division of Criminal Justice- Cold Cases section:
On May 6, 1992, Gary Potak and Charles “Chick” Gombrewicz (now deceased) drove to Father Panik Village in Bridgeport to purchase marijuana.
As they circled the housing project two males crossed the street in front of their vehicle. Gary Potak was driving and stopped to let these two individuals cross. One of these males walked over to driver's side of the car and asked Gary Potak what he was looking at. Potak answered that he wanted to buy “pot." This male pulled out a gun and told the two to get out of the car. The passenger (Gombrewicz) exited the vehicle and heard gun shots and ran off. The passenger later learned that Potak had been shot and killed.
The case is being investigated by the Bridgeport Police.
Thoughts? Gary may have been involved in asking for an illegal drug transaction according to his friend's account (and this was way back in the 90s before less stringent marijuana laws in some states), but it also does not justify his murder. My two theories are A) This really was just a stupid and senseless murder because the male or males didn't like the way Gary looked at him. Or B) The male or males suspected Gary was an undercover cop, and didn't want to take any chances that he wasn't.
It would help to know if Gary was robbed as that would be a third possible angle in my opinion.
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