Bridgeport officer-involved shooting under investigation

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BRIDGEPORT — An officer-involved shooting that left a man wounded in Bridgeport is currently under investigation by the Office of Inspector General, in collaboration with the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad, Bridgeport Police Department, and Bridgeport Judicial District State’s Attorney’s Office.

On May 16, at about 5:54 a.m., Bridgeport police officers were called to 203 Birdseye Street after reports of a man acting erratically, knocking on doors, and wielding a knife.

Officers Israel Colon and Darryl Wilson, Jr. arrived on scene and were immediately confronted by Dale Stephenson, 49, of Bridgeport, who charged at them with a knife in each hand.

Officer Colon fired three rounds at Stephenson, striking him.

The officers then provided medical assistance to the wounded man.

Stephenson was transported to St. Vincent’s hospital, where he is currently listed in serious but stable condition.

Stephenson faces charges including criminal attempt to commit assault first degree, with a bond set at $100,000.

The investigation into the shooting incident remains ongoing.

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