3 accept plea deals for firing paint ball gun at officer
Three Bridgeport men have accepted plea deals on charges involving the firing of a paint ball gun at a Westport police officer.
The incident occurred after Officer Richard Bagley stopped a car with a defective license plate light on April 10. When Bagley walked up to the vehicle, its rear hatch opened and one man fired a paint ball gun at him.
Police say that thinking he was under fire, Bagley dove to the ground.
Twenty-five-year-old Jaret Ortiz, 19-year-old Juan Carlos Trinidad-Cosme and 20-year-old Octavio Real were facing more than 20 years in prison.
In court Monday, Ortiz pleaded guilty to assault on a police officer and is facing a maximum of six years.
The other two suspects face a maximum two years in prison.
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