|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 1, 2008
State Police Investigating a Police Shooting in
On 01/31/08 the Bridgeport Police Department received information that a suspect, wanted by authorities from an out of state law enforcement agency, was in the
At approximately 11:15 p.m. a Bridgeport Police officer observed the suspect vehicle and made an attempt to stop the vehicle. A brief pursuit took pace and ended on
The suspect fled on foot with the officer in pursuit.
The Officer discharged his service weapon and the suspect was seriously wounded.
As is the policy in all police shootings the Chief of Police and State’s Attorney requested the State Police Major Crime Squad responded to conduct the investigation into this shooting.
The Office of the
The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
The identity of the police officer is being withheld to allow notification of his family of his involvement on this shooting incident.
This case remains open and under investigation by State Police
###end### Lt. J. Paul Vance