|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 Officer discharged his service weapon and the suspect was seriously wounded.
The Bridgeport Chief of Police and State’s Attorney requested the State Police Major Crime Squad responded to conduct the investigation into this shooting.
Today 02/01/08 the Office of the
The police officer involved in this shooting is identified as Sgt Brian Fitzgerald a 11 year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department. Per Department procedure Sgt. Fitzgerald is being assigned to administrative duty pending the conclusion of the investigation.
This case remains open and under investigation by State Police
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