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State Police: Bridgeport Officer Shot Teenage Suspect In Robbery

A Bridgeport Police detective shot an wounded an 18-year-old attempted street robbery suspect Wednesday night. Police are investigating.
A Bridgeport Police detective shot an wounded an 18-year-old attempted street robbery suspect Wednesday night. Police are investigating. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Police have been called in to investigate the non-fatal shooting of a teenage robbery suspect Wednesday night by a Bridgeport police officer.

At about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, after an attempted street robbery, Bridgeport Police Detectives confronted the 18-year-old male and 16-year-old male robbery suspects in the area of 436 Woodmont Ave., state police said.

During the interaction, a detective shot and wounded the 18-year-old with at least one round, state police said.

The suspect was shot in the face, according to the Connecticut Post.

Both suspects were armed, police said.

The suspect was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and later transferred to Yale-New Haven with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The other suspect, the 16-year-old, was arrested at the scene by Bridgeport Police and was not injured.

The two were arrested on robbery and weapons charges, police said.

The Bridgeport Police are conducting the criminal investigation and State Police Western District Major Crime is conducting the use of force investigation at the request of the State’s Attorney’s Office.

The names of the officers involved were not released at this time. The officer who discharged his weapon is a five-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, the Post said.

Click here for the Connecticut Post story.

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