Conn. state police investigate officer involved shooting in Stratford

The man involved has not yet been identified by police.

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– State police are investigating an officer involved shooting at a Stratford beach Wednesday morning.

Police say at around 4:45 a.m., Stratford officers responded to the Lordship section by Russian Beach for reports of a man with a gun.

Officers found the man with a handgun and ordered him to drop the gun. Troopers say the man then advanced toward the officers and fired a least one round towards police.

Police say an officer then fired at least one round, striking the man in the arm. First aid was given to the man on the scene before he was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for an evaluation.

State police assumed the investigation around 6:30 a.m. The man involved has not yet been identified by police.

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