State police investigating police-involved shooting in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Bridgeport Wednesday night.

Bridgeport police say the shooting happened just after 7 p.m. in the north end of the city near 436 Woodmont Avenue. Police were in the area conducting an operation due to recent street robberies. That’s when, police say, two men, who were both armed, encountered the officers.

One of the officers discharged his weapon in response to the action of one of the males. The man sustained a single gunshot wound to the face and was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment. He was then transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital for additional care. Police say he is expected to survive.

Police say a second juvenile male was arrested and turned over to the juvenile detention in Bridgeport.

Both men are charged with first-degree criminal attempt at robbery and weapons offenses.

Police have not yet identified the man who was shot.

The officer who fired his gun is a five-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing.