Officer discharges gun in Bridgeport pursuit

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BRIDGEPORT -

Officials say a police officer fired his gun during a Thursday night pursuit in Bridgeport.

One suspect is in custody following a short vehicle pursuit that occurred around 10 p.m. near Wood and North avenues.

Police were attempting to stop a car that was driving erratically, and after a short pursuit the suspect's vehicle hit a parked car.

When police extracted a person from the parked car, the woman driving the first vehicle tried to back into the officer.

The officer responded by firing a single shot.

No one was injured, but the officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

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