Officers cleared in fatal Bridgeport shooting

Investigators say Carnell Williams raised a gun as police tried to arrest him during a weapons sting.

Investigators say Carnell Williams raised a gun as police tried to arrest him during a weapons sting. (5/20/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A state prosecutor has determined four Bridgeport police officers were justified in a fatal shooting nearly two years ago.

Carnell Williams, 23, was shot five times in November 2013 when he pointed a gun at undercover officers.

Investigators say Williams raised the gun as police tried to arrest him during a weapons sting.

The prosecutor ruled that police were justified because Williams threatened their safety.

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