Man accused in Bpt. gas station shootout makes bail

The Stratford man accused of shooting at police outside a Bridgeport gas station is out on bond Tuesday.

Authorities say 54-year-old John Bell opened fire Monday night on a multi-unit task force that arrived at the Mobil gas station at the intersection of East Main Street and Livingston Place. They say the unit was at the station to execute a search-and-seizure warrant.

According to investigators, officers fired back and a shootout ensued. Bell was shot in both arms and none of the officers were hurt.

Bell is free on $150,000 bond. Bell is facing several felony charges including assault on a police officer.

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