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Cop Who Opened Fire On An Unarmed Driver, 21, And His Girlfriend, Charged With Assault

Photo Credit: Officer Devin Eaton has been charged with assault. (Connecticut State Police)

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Cop Who Opened Fire On An Unarmed Driver, 21, And His Girlfriend, Charged With Assault

Cop Who Opened Fire On An Unarmed Driver, 21, And His Girlfriend, Charged With Assault

The Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple’s car 6 months ago, seriously wounding a 22-year-old woman, has just been charged!

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According to the New York Daily News, Hamden officer Devin Eaton and Yale University officer Terrance Pollock both opened fire on the car claiming it matched the description of a vehicle involved in a reported attempted armed robbery. Eaton told authorities he believed the driver named Paul Witherspoon III had a gun on him so he fired a few shots at the driver’s side of the car, then ran to the other side and fired again, taking out the passenger windows.

Witherspoon was uninjured, but his girlfriend Stephanie Washington was struck by a bullet that fractured her pelvis and spine. “It was like being in a nightmare. I thought I was going to die,” she said in a sworn statement released Monday.

Eaton said in a sworn statement released Monday. “Based on his close proximity to me and his sudden and aggressive actions when exiting the vehicle, I was afraid that the operator was about to shoot me and cause me serious bodily injury or death.” In addition to that, Eaton also shot at Officer Pollock at the scene, thinking he was someone else.

It was later found that Eaton fired 13 times and three times at Pollock. Eaton, also charged with reckless endangerment, posted $100,000 bail and will appear in court on Oct. 28.

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