BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut authorities say a Bridgeport police officer shot a man in the leg at a public housing complex after the suspect apparently had shot another man.

Acting Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. told the Connecticut Post that Officer Ned Love shot 21-year-old Armando Gonzalez once in the left leg Wednesday afternoon at the Greene Homes complex. Gaudett says Gonzalez refused orders to drop his gun and raised the weapon in Love’s direction.

Police say Gonzalez was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a city hospital and charged with crimes including gun possession by a convicted felon.

Police say the man apparently shot by Gonzalez is hospitalized in stable condition. His name hasn’t been released.

Love has been placed on leave pending an investigation.

Information from: Connecticut Post,

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