Jeffery Harris, man wounded in Fairfield police shooting, now faces charges

Fairfield police say they will have several extra

Fairfield police say they will have several extra officers on the city’s roadways on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in an effort to thwart drunken driving in the area. (Credit: News 12)

FAIRFIELD - Several charges have been filed against a pickup truck driver who was shot by police after he allegedly rammed a police car and tried to flee during a traffic stop in Fairfield.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 46-year-old Jeffery Harris, of Lafayette, suffered a graze wound to his forehead during Saturday's confrontation. He remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition and was under police guard.

Murray said one officer fired four shots after Harris rammed the police vehicle and drove off. One shot hit Harris, while another hit a "fixed object" at a nearby gas station.

No other injuries were reported.

Harris was charged with several counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, along with weapons offenses and eluding. Bail was set at $100,000.

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