State police ID detective, gunman in police-involved shooting

Strobe lights bathe the scene of a fatal shooting involving a Bridgeport Police detective Monday, April 1. (Steve Krauchick/Doing It Local)

Strobe lights bathe the scene of a fatal shooting involving a Bridgeport Police detective Monday, April 1. (Steve Krauchick/Doing It Local)

State Police have identified the gunman and the Bridgeport detective who fired the shot that led to his death during an incident on Monday, April 1.

Bryan Stukes, 21, of Brookside Avenue in Bridgeport, died Monday evening after being shot while he threatened others with a gun, police.

Bridgeport police received a 911 call at 9:49 p.m reporting a man with a rifle threatening others outside Golfinho Fish Market, 311 Pequonnock St.

Bridgeport police said a detective, identified as 15-year veteran Det. Christopher Borona, was inside the store. Informed of the situation, he went outside.

Police said Borona saw Stukes holding a long gun on the sidewalk in front of the store.

“Borona identified himself as a police officer and ordered the subject to drop the weapon,” according to State Police. “The male subject did not comply and turned toward the detective.”

Borona fired.

Wounded, Stukes fled down Benham Avenue and turned onto Coleman Street, collapsing in a driveway there.

Stukes was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, where he died.

Borona, though not physically injured, was taken to St. Vincent’s for evaluation.

A post mortem examination of the deceased will be conducted by the Office of the chief States Medical examiner, according to State Police.

At the request of the Bridgeport chief of police and the Bridgeport state’s attorney, the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad responded to conduct the investigation.

Detectives located a .22 caliber lever action rifle and other evidence at the scene, according to State Police. Numerous witnesses were identified and interviewed.

There were no injuries other than Stukes.

The case remains under investigation by State Police.

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