|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2008
State Police Investigate Local Police Shooting Incident on I-84
On Saturday evening, February 2, 2008,,just after 6 p.m., there was a police shooting which resulted in the death of a suspect on I-84 eastbound in
At the request of the Chiefs of Police from both of these agencies (
This incident originated in the city of
During the pursuit the suspect struck several Hartford Police Cruisers. The pursuit continued onto Route 2 eastbound and continued eastbound onto I84. An emergency broadcast went out from the Hartford Police Department advising other police agencies and requesting assistance from other police agencies as this situation continued.
During the attempts to stop this suspect the lives of both the pursuing police officers and the motorists traveling on the streets of
State Police Detectives from the Central District Major Crime Squad responded to this scene to conduct the investigation of this police-shooting incident. The State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit also responded to assist the Major Crime Squad with the documentation of the multitude motor vehicle collisions that occurred during the pursuit.
The identities of the local police officers involved in this shooting is being withheld at this time to allow officers to make family notification of this incident.
The identity of the deceased is also being withheld pending positive identification by State Police Detectives. The Office of the
State Police are continuing this investigation.
Lt. J. Paul Vance