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Suspect sues Bridgeport police over shooting

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) -

A man who survived 12 gunshot wounds in a police shooting is suing two Bridgeport officers.

The Connecticut Post reports the lawyer for Michael Stinson says his survival is remarkable and called the Jan. 31 shooting excessive. The 35-year-old Stinson is suing Lt. Brian Fitzgerald and Officer Mark Belinkie in state Superior Court.

Bridgeport City Attorney Betsy Edwards called it the "height of injustice" for a criminal suspect to sue officers for doing their jobs.

Police say a University of Bridgeport security guard reported seeing Stinson break into an unmarked police car. He was chased by officers and, police say, slashed at them with a large knife.

Police say he was shot with a stun gun with no visible effect.

Stinson was charged with attempted assault on an officer and other offenses.

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