Police ID Suspect After Officer-Involved Shooting in Cheshire

Officers have released the identity of the man who was arrested after a domestic disturbance led to a tense stand-off and an officer-involved shooting in Cheshire last Friday.

Police say they responded to 137 Fairway Drive around 7:00 p.m. for a reported domestic violence disturbance. The victim of the domestic violence was able to flee the house when Cheshire Police arrived.

Shortly after, officers say Cameron Pernin left the home armed with a semi-automatic gun and began firing at police. Three Cheshire police officers returned fire and Pernin was hit at least one time. He sustained non life-threatening injuries and then went back into his home where he remained barricaded. There were no reported injuries to the Cheshire police officers.

Members of Cheshire Police were able to make contact with Pernin and were able to talk him into surrendering a short time later.

He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

On Monday, once Pernin was released from the hospital, he was arrested and charged with risk of injury, assault and threatening. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

While he was being processed at Cheshire Police Department, the Connecticut State Police served an arrest for Pernin stemming from the same incident. He is charged with two counts of attempted assault and one count of criminal possession of a pistol or revolver. His bond for these charges is $750,000.

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