On 04/01/2013, at approximately 9:49 p.m., the Bridgeport Police Department received a 911 call regarding a man with a rifle threatening people in front of Golfinho Fish Market located at 311 Pequonnock Street.
Bridgeport PD Det. Christopher Borona, a fifteen-year veteran of the department who was on duty, was inside the market and was alerted to the situation outside by the market owner. Det. Borona exited the market and immediately observed a male holding a rifle on the sidewalk in front of the store.
Borona identified himself as a police officer and ordered the subject to drop the weapon. The male subject did not comply and turned toward the Detective. Det. Borona was forced to discharge his service weapon at the subject. The subject was wounded, fled down Benham Avenue and turned onto Coleman Street where he collapsed in the driveway at 354 Coleman Street. The subject was taken by ambulance to St. Vincentís Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The scene was secured by responding Officers. At the request of the Bridgeport Chief of Police and the Bridgeport States Attorney the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad responded to conduct the investigation into this incident.
The deceased subject was identified as Bryan Stukes (DOB: 04/27/1991) of 29 Brookside Ave, Bridgeport. Next of kin was notified. A post mortem examination of the deceased will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Stateís Medical Examiner.
State Police Detectives processed the scene for forensic and physical evidence. Detectives located a .22 caliber lever action rifle and other evidence at the scene. Numerous witnesses were identified and interviewed. Bridgeport Det. Borona was not physically injured but was taken to St. Vincentís Hospital for evaluation. There were no other injuries.
This case remains under investigation by State Police.
Lt. J. Paul Vance