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Man accused in officer-involved shooting in New Milford faces judge

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A man accused in a New Milford standoff appeared in court on Monday. (WFSB) A man accused in a New Milford standoff appeared in court on Monday. (WFSB)
NEW MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A man accused in a New Milford standoff appeared in court on Monday.

The tense encounter ended on Sunday with an officer being shot in the leg and a suspect being shot by a stun gun.

The confrontation happened on Sunday at an apartment on Candlewood Lake Road South.

Police said 47-year-old Kevin Mohan was in the apartment armed with a pistol, reportedly telling dispatchers he wanted to die by police gunfire.

When police got there, they said they tried to calm him down, but Mohan refused to drop his gun, instead firing at least one shot at officers.

The bullet hit New Milford Officer Charles Cochran in the ankle.

Earlier, police said Mohan told them he had a sniper rifle pointed at officers and placed explosives at the back door. None of that turned out to be true.

Mohan, who hasn’t been arrested before, said he had mental issues, but the bond commissioner said none were confirmed.

His public defender said the 47-year-old had been struggling with sobriety for the last six years, but still had no idea what allegedly sent him over the edge.

The judge set the bond at $500,000. If Mohan posts it, he will need to surrender any other weapons he may have.

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