Family of Bryan Stukes calls for answers in his shooting by a Bridgeport police officer

Bridgeport police say a detective shot Bryan Stukes last year, after he ignored the officer's order to put down a gun. (1/14/14)

BRIDGEPORT - The family of a man shot and killed by a Bridgeport police detective is calling for state police to release their findings on the incident.

Bridgeport police say a detective shot Bryan Stukes last year, after he ignored the officer's order to put down a gun and pointed a gun at an officer.

The attorney for the victim's' family is challenging that account and asking Gov. Dannel Malloy for help.

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Bridgeport's police chief says the department is cooperating with state police and he is confident the detective's actions were justified.

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