Police Seize Fake Guns from Suspects After Police-Involved Shooting

A Bridgeport police officer shot an 18-year-old man suspected in an attempted robbery Wednesday night, police said.

State police said the Bridgeport State’s Attorney’s Office contacted them on Wednesday night to investigate an officer-involved shooting.

Police said Bridgeport detectives were “interacting” with an armed 18-year-old, Austin Carr, of Bridgeport, and an armed 16-year-old at 7:10 p.m. and there was an altercation. One detective fired at least one round, which hit an 18-year-old.

Police said Thursday that they seized facsimile firearms from both suspects.

Carr was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and transferred to Yale-New Haven. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Police said the 16-year-old was not injured.

Carr and the other suspect were charged with criminal attempt at robbery and weapon offenses, police said.

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