Cops Nab Bridgeport Burglary Suspect After Shooting Him With Taser

Bridgeport police arrested the man accused of committing a string of burglaries in the Black Rock section of the city after chasing him and shooting him with a Taser on Friday.

Alvin Nieves, 41, has been charged with burglary criminal trespass, breach of peace and interfering with an officer/resisting arrest.

Police said they began pursuing him after a resident heard someone running down the stairs of an apartment home on Courtland Avenue near Montgomery Street and watched Nieves ride away on a bicycle.

About 20 minutes later, someone else reported seeing Nieves at a store near the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Brewster Street. Police said Nieves tried to pedal away from officers who arrived to question him.

He turned onto Fox Street and squeezed through a narrow fence opening in an effort to elude them, then went through a parking lot. Officers chased him on foot onto Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Place, where they caught up to him behind St. Ann's School, police said.

Nieves refused to stop so an officer shot him with a Taser, according to police. He told officers he ran because he was carrying illegal prescription drugs and had previously swallowed 10 pills and used cocaine.

Nieves was taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital and arrested.

His bond was set at $10,000. It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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