Bridgeport shooter says he was protecting himself, son

Police say a man involved in a shooting in Bridgeport told them he was trying to defend himself from people he thought were going to rob him.



As News 12 has reported, the shooting took place Monday at the Ameridge Condominiums along Woodmont Avenue.



Officials say the man had made his way onto the roadway to pick up a phone from someone he had spoken to online.



He says instead, two men went up to his car and told him to get out. Police say the man told them he started shooting to protect himself and his 3-year-old son, who was in the car with him.



"He had his 3-year-old son in the back seat of the car and he was afraid the vehicle was going to be taken with his son inside," says Capt. Brian Fitzgerald. "Based on the circumstances, he ended up firing several rounds."



No one was injured in the shooting.



Residents say they are concerned, adding that type of incident doesn't usually happen in their quiet neighborhood.



City Councilmember Michelle Lyons handed out fliers throughout the neighborhood asking residents to attend a public safety meeting next week.



The meeting will take place next Thursday at 6 p.m. at Blackham School.



Police say the shooter is not facing any charges at this time. They are still looking for his attackers.


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