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Man Arrested in Officer Involved Shooting in Danbury

July 09, 2019 - 3:08 pm

DANBURY, Conn. (WTIC) – Danbury Police have made an arrest involving an officer involved shooting that occurred on July 3rd.

Aaron Bouffard was arrested shortly after noon on Tuesday (July 9th) after an investigation into the incident where a Danbury Police Officer fired upon Bouffard after he refused orders to drop two large knives he was holding.

Prior to his arrest, the 21-year old Bouffard was allegedly involved in a physical altercation at the Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism (MCCA).  Police note that facility is a private provider for substance abuse treatment and prevention services.

After the altercation, Bouffard fled the facility into a nearby field where he was confronted and later shot by police.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds, all of which were non-life threatening, and received care from Danbury Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital.

Following his discharge from the hospital, Bouffard was transported to Troop I where he was charged with Assault, Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and Breach of Peace.

He is being held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday, July 10th at Danbury Superior Court.

Additionally, he was charged with two separate violations of probation PRAWN warrants (those have a combined bond of $110,000).

State Police continue to investigate the officer involved shooting and additional charges related to that incident are pending.