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Police Officer Grazed by Bullet During Standoff

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    (Published Sunday, June 26, 2016)

    State police have arrested a New Milford man who is accused of shooting at a police officer during a standoff in New Milford on Sunday afternoon.

    Officers responded to the condo complex at 30 Candlewood Lake Road South around 2:30 p.m. after an apparently suicidal man called 911.

    The resident, Kevin Mohan, 47, initially refused to come out of the house, made threats and fired a gun six times inside the residence, police said.

    When Monahan did go outside, he fired at Officer Charles Cochran and hit his left ankle, according to police and the mayor.

    Police used a stun gun to subdue Monahan and didn't fire any gunshots, according to police.

    Officer Cochran, a two-year veteran of the New Milford police department and a former Hartford Police Officer, was taken to New Milford Hospital, where he was treated and then released.

    Monahan was also brought to the hospital for evaluation and was held on $500,000 bond after being released.

    He has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm and breach of peace.

    During the incident, surrounding residents received an automated phone call from authorities to shelter in place and some homes were evacuated as a precaution. They were later allowed to return to their homes.

    Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad and Emergency Services Unit – Bomb Squad were called in to assist, but state police said no explosives were found and the bomb squad cleared the area.

    At the request of the New Milford Chief of Police and the Danbury State’s Attorney’s Office, Western District Major Crimes has taken over the investigation.