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Four Bridgeport Officers On Desk Duty After Shooting

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A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Four Bridgeport police detectives have been placed on desk duty as State Police determine which one fatally shot a suspected gun runner in an undercover operation.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1bUX0I8 ) that police say the driver tried to crash through a group of State Police, Bridgeport detectives and other investigators surrounding the car Monday night.

Police officers opened fire after they said the passenger, Carnell Williams, pointed a gun at them.

The 23-year-old Williams of Bridgeport was fatally shot. His unidentified girlfriend, who was driving the car, was shot in the face.
Police have not identified the officers involved or will say how many shots were fired.

Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. said Tuesday that the task force has taken 50 guns off Bridgeport’s streets without harming anyone.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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