BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police said a Connecticut man was killed after he was struck by a brick thrown at a car he was riding in.

Three men were riding in Bridgeport around 8:40 p.m. Saturday when a group of people they were passing began throwing rocks and a brick at the car, smashing the windshield and passenger’s window, police said.

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Forty-one-year-old Edy Morales of Bridgeport was hit in the head by the brick. 

“It struck him in such a way that it severed his carotid artery,” police spokesman Av Harris told WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau.

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He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said police are investigating the incident as a homicide. Police said it’s unclear what prompted the crowd to start throwing rocks.

The death marks the city’s fourth homicide this year.

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