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Bridgeport, CT – On February 4, 2024, members of the Bridgeport Police Department were conducting a criminal investigation in the area of Oak Street in Bridgeport, where it was reported that an individual was in possession of weapons and narcotics. As a result of that investigation, Officers attempted a felony motor vehicle stop at approximately 5:15 PM. The operator of the suspect vehicle subsequently fled from officers traveling northbound on Route 8.  The vehicle traveled through several municipalities and ultimately came to a stop within the 200 block of Division Street in Ansonia, CT where an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect was transported to Griffin Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

When a police officer uses deadly force during his or her duties, it is crucial that a comprehensive investigation is conducted. As directed by the Connecticut Police Accountability Act, this investigation will be conducted by the Office of Inspector General, the Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad, and the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mayor Ganim stated, “I express my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends for their loss. This incident has been turned over to the Office of the Inspector General, and I am confident that there will be a thorough, transparent, and impartial investigation.”

Bridgeport Police Chief Roderick Porter stated, “Regardless of any circumstances, this loss of life is tragic. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of the deceased.”

As is department protocol, the Bridgeport police officer(s) involved in this encounter will be assigned out of the Chief’s Office on modified duty until a determination has been made by the Office of the Inspector General.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Office of the Inspector General at (203) 806-1595. 

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