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Bridgeport Man Charged With Shooting Suspected Burglar

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who shot a man in the face after he broke into his work van was arrested Tuesday and released on $7,500 bond, according to the Connecticut Post.

George Berry, 30, was charged with first-degree assault and attempted first-degree assault after shooting 27-year-old Nicholas Aviles, who admitted to breaking into Berry’s van in the early morning of Dec. 16, the Connecticut Post said.

Berry shot at Aviles with his .38-caliber handgun, which he is permitted to carry, after he said Aviles turned to him in a threatening manner while holding Berry’s tool box from the van. Aviles later returned to the scene to pick up the rental car he left in Berry’s driveway, at which point Berry shot at him again, striking him in the face, the Connecticut Post said.

Police later picked up Aviles on outstanding warrants. Aviles admitted to being shot by Berry and stealing the tool box, the Connecticut Post said, but denied doing anything threatening to Berry and said he wanted to press charges.

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