Bridgeport Detective Kills Armed Man

This is the second police involved shooting in Bridgeport this year.

A Bridgeport police detective shot a man who was armed with a rifle on Monday night and the man later died at the hospital, according to Bridgeport Police.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. near the corner of Pequonnock Street and Benham Avenue.

Police said the detective, Christopher Borona, a 15-year veteran of the department, was on a break inside Golfinho's Fish Market when someone reported a man with a rifle outside the store.

When the detective got outside, the armed man, identified as Bryan Stukes, 21, was in a confrontation with two people, police said. 

The detective drew his service weapon and fired at least two shots after Stukes pointed the rifle at him, according to Bridgeport Police.

Stukes ran after being shot, but was found a short distance from the scene. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died. An autopsy will be conducted.

State Police and have taken over the investigation and said a .22 caliber level action rifle was found at the scene.

Borona was not hurt, but was taken to St. Vincent Hospital for evaluation.

This is the second police-involved shooting in Bridgeport this year.

In January, police officers shot a knife-wielding man multiple times near the University of Bridgeport after he lunged at officers, according to police.

That suspect was arrested after recovering from his injuries.

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