Bridgeport police are asking for help from the public to identify the man they think fired shots on Aug. 17.
Lt. William Bailey and Officer Gerald Lavin were in the 500 block of Trumbull Avenue when they saw a car pull up a block away. A man got out of the car and fired several shots before jumping back into the car and fleeing, police said.
The driver, later identified as Amelia Rhodes, of Bridgeport, sped off, almost hit the police cruiser and led police on a chase until crashing in the area of Chopsey Hill Road and Summit Street, police said.
When the crash happened, both people ran off, including the man who was still holding the gun, police said.
Officers Jeffrey Long, Jeremy Kelly and Adam Rozum responded to the area to search for the driver and located her after hearing branches breaking and a splash, police said.
The officers waded waist-deep into a creek and saw the soles of two sneakers inside a concrete drainage pipe.
The officers ordered Rhodes to come out. She wiggled out and was arrested, police said.
No one was struck by the gunfire and the intended target has not come forward, police said, but investigators have an image of the person they believe fired those shots and they are trying to identify him.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call police at 203-581-5201 or 203-581-5206.