We received this note from the Bridgeport Police Dept.:
BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating whether a gunshot wound suffered by a city man this week was accidentally self inflicted.
Three people – including the gunshot victim — face charges in connection with the incident on Pennsylvania Avenue Monday morning at 10:30.
The gunshot victim, Michael Cheever, 28, of Bridgeport, was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon after police recovered “brass knuckles” from his pants after he was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the groin.
Two other people, William Boyd, 35, and Joel Huertas, 23, were charged with third-degree assault.
The incident appears to stem from an ongoing dispute in which someone stole a security box from Cheever’s home. Boyd stated that Cheever blames him and his friends for the theft. Boyd stated that Cheever over the last several days began carrying a gun.
In Monday’s confrontation, Boyd struck Cheever over the head with a beer bottle and Huertas punched him. Boyd stated they acted because they saw a gun in Cheever’s pocket that he was attempting to pull out. The gun, Boyd said, discharged as Cheever tried to pull it out of his pocket.
No handgun was recovered.