Thea Digiammerino

Bridgeport Officer Fires Gun During Confrontation With Suspects: Police

A Bridgeport police officer fired his gun while trying to take several suspects into custody Wednesday, according to the Bridgeport Police Department.

Police said it began as a stolen car investigation in the area of 915 Pembroke St. around 1:37 p.m. According to police, there were five suspects involved and one had a gun. While trying to take the suspects into custody, one officer fired his weapon due to a “perceived threat to his life.” Police did not provide specific details on what led up to the shots fired.

No one was hit and all five suspects were ultimately taken into custody. One detective reported minor injuries after being hit by a suspect vehicle while the suspects tried to flee the scene.

The suspects have not been identified at this time and the charges they face were not immediately released.

Contact Us