Shelton man held on $50,000 bond after fight outside downtown bar

Michael O'Connell
Michael O'Connell

A Shelton man has been arrested for allegedly seriously hurting another man during a fight outside Cuppy's Cafe on Coram Avenue on early Sunday morning.

Michael O'Connell, 21, of Buddington Road in Shelton, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace and held on a $50,000 bond. O’Connell is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Derby on April 1.

According to a Shelton Police Department press release, officers responded to a report of a fight outside the downtown bar at about 12:30 a.m. on March 31. They found the victim, a 52-year-old male from Derby, on the ground.

The victim was going in and out of consciousness and was attended to by EMS personnel, police said. The victim sustained injuries to his face and head.

The victim was brought to the hospital and was listed in serious condition, but has since been released, according to the release.

O'Connell was still on scene when the initial officers responded, police said, and was arrested based on their investigation.