Shooting By Connecticut Police Under Investigation

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A police officer in Connecticut shot a man in the leg Monday after witnessing that person fire at a passing car, authorities said.

The officer, a member of the Derby Police Department, was stopped at a traffic light in Ansonia on the town line at about 7 a.m. when two pedestrians approached his cruiser and began banging on his windows, asking for assistance, Derby Police Chief Jerry Narowski said.

The men complied with the officer's request to step back onto the curb, before one of them pulled a gun and fired at a passing car, Narowski said.

The officer, whose name has not been released, fired one shot at the man with the gun, striking him in the leg, Narowski said. He said the driver of the passing car remained at the scene.

No one else was injured. The wounded pedestrian was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where police said his condition was stable Monday afternoon.

The second pedestrian, who Narowski described as a juvenile, was taken into custody. Narowski did not say what charges, if any, would be filed.

State police were called in to investigate the shooting.