New Milford man faces charges after shooting police officer

- FILE - Connecticut State Police cruiser (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New Milford man is facing charges of unlawful discharging a firearm and breach of peace after shooting a police officer during a standoff.

Police say 47-year-old Kevin Mohan had been threatening to kill himself when they responded to a condo complex in town at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mohan refused to drop his handgun and fired at least one round. The bullet hit New Milford Officer Charles Cochran in the ankle. Other officers disarmed Mohan using a Taser.

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Cochran was treated and later released from New Milford Hospital. Mohan has been held pending his initial court appearance Monday in Danbury Superior Court.

Police evacuated the condo complex and the state police bomb squad responded because Mohan said he’d set up booby traps inside. State police are investigating the incident.

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