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Detroit Cop Charged With Firing Gun During Fight With Woman, Leaving Her Battered

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Detroit Police Headquarters. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Detroit Police Headquarters. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) After allegedly firing his gun and assaulting a female companion to the point she leapt out a window, a Detroit police officer was charged with assault.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges Wednesday against Officer Johnny Ray Bridges, 47, in connection with the assault of a 31- year-old woman at a home in Detroit.

Worthy said at about 1:45 a.m. march 3 Bridges was off-duty when he and the victim had an argument while both were drinking alcohol.

“At some point during the argument Bridges fired a handgun into the air,” Worthy said in a press release, adding, “Bridges assaulted the victim by punching and kicking her face and body.”

Wearing only a T-shirt in sub-zero temperatures, the victim escaped by breaking out the front window and running away. She ran to a nearby restaurant where the employees immediately assisted her by providing clothing and calling 911.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in stable condition, police said.

After an investigation by the Detroit police, Bridges was arrested on the same day. He has been charged with: unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, domestic violence and reckless discharge of a firearm.

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