Police: Bridgeport man shot by elderly handicapped person

Police say Akiem Thomas, 33, was shot by the man in self-defense at a home on Hollister Avenue on Sunday.

Rose Shannon

Dec 22, 2023, 5:10 PM

Updated 205 days ago

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Police say an elderly handicapped person shot and critically injured a Bridgeport man.
Police say Akiem Thomas, 33, was shot by the man in self-defense at a home on Hollister Avenue on Sunday.
Thomas faces several charges including assault of an elderly person, reckless endangerment and illegal discharge of a firearm. He was not charged with robbery.
Thomas is being held on $750,000 bond and under police watch at a hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kevin Cronin at 203-581-5292 or the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203 576-TIPS.


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