A man accused of committing a robbery and exchanging gunfire with an off-duty police officer outside EbLens in Bridgeport on Nov. 16 is also suspected in a robbery and shooting at BAR in Stratford a couple days earlier and a warrant has been issued for him, according to police.
Jachim Brown, 27, was arrested after an off-duty Bridgeport police officer working a construction job on Nov. 16 noticed a masked man leaving EbLens at Pequonnock and Chestnut streets. Police said the officer followed the man and Brown fired a gun at the officer, police said. Bridgeport police shot back, but no one was hit.
Two employees were inside EbLens at the time of the robbery and police said Brown grabbed one of the women and dragged her by the hair while holding her at gunpoint, demanding money. He made off with $1,900 in cash, which police recovered.
At the time of the arrest, Stratford police said they were sending detectives to Bridgeport to speak with Brown about the shooting of a bartender at Bar Tuesday night, based on what Bridgeport police told them.
Stratford police have now issued a warrant for his arrest. Brown is in Bridgeport police custody.