The Latest: Death of a teen father says cop shooting not justified

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Latest on a Connecticut police officer fatal shooting of a teenager and the wounding of a young man during a traffic stop, May 9 (all times local):

1:50 pm

The father of a teenager shot and killed by a Connecticut police officer during a traffic stop does not believe that the shooting was justified.

Juan Negron son, Jayson, was killed and a young man was injured when a rookie Bridgeport police officer opened fire on the SUV they were on 9 May. Bridgeport police have said officer James Boulay fired his gun when he was almost run over by a stolen vehicle, driven by Jayson Negron after a chase.

Juan Negron’s lawyer, Michael Rosnick, says that his client disputes the police story, such as that the SUV was stolen, that there was a pursuit and that the officer was in danger. Rosnick talked to Juan Negron job as both of them held a press conference Friday.

A city spokesman declined to comment on Friday.


11:49 pm

A man shot by Connecticut police during an encounter that left his 15-year-old friend to death says he was bleeding in the street for almost 20 minutes before they brought an ambulance.

Julian Fyffe told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and Jayson Negron were cuffed and left on the street after being shot during a traffic stop, May 9, by Bridgeport Officer James Boulay. Negron was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police says Boulay opened fire when he was almost run over by a stolen SUV driven by Negron. The 21-year-old Fyffe, disputes that account, saying he and Negron were surrender.

Fyffe ask why he has not received medical treatment early. City officials say that all officers receive training in emergency medical services.

Officials of the city did not return messages Friday.

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