BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who authorities say was shot by a Connecticut police officer to stop him from stabbing another person has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes.
Bridgeport police charged Juan Villa, 27, while he was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the right side of his torso, Hearst Connecticut Media reported Thursday. He is listed in good condition.
The man who was stabbed suffered neck and facial wounds that were not life-threatening, police said.
Officers Eliud Henry and Sean Curran responded to a disturbance early Wednesday morning and saw Villa stabbing the man, acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia said. One of the officers fired a stun gun at Villa, but it didn't work and Henry shot Villa, she said.
A state prosecutor is investigating the shooting, and Henry and Curran have been put on administrative status under normal protocols, Garcia said.
Villa's bail was set at $250,000 on the charges, which also include first-degree assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. It wasn't clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.