Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Feburary 17, 2011

State Police Make Arrest in Bristol Police Shooting

The State Police investigation into the shooting of a suspect by a Bristol Police Officer that took place on 11/18/10 has resulted in the arrest of the person who reported being the victim of an active home invasion.  The subject, on November 18, 2010, reported this incident to Bristol Police who responded to the scene.  The subject exited the house and confronted Bristol Officers with a firearm.

The State Police investigation into this shooting determined that the shooting of the suspect by the officer was justified.  In addition, facts and information were developed by State Police Detectives that resulted in an arrest warrant affidavit being filed at Superior Court GA #17  for the arrest of  the accused.

The arrest warrant was issued by the court and today, 02/17/11, the accused was arrested without incident.  The accused was transported to Troop-L Litchfield and was processed.

He is being held on a $750,000 bond and will be arraigned in Superior Court GA #17 on 02/18/11.

ARRESTED:   Angel Ralph Diaz, Jr. DOB 09/10/59

                      119 Jacob Street

                      Bristol, CT.

CHARGES:   Reckless Endangerment                     CGS  53a-63

                      Misuse of Emergency 911                  CGS  53a-180d

                      Unlawful discharge of a Firearm        CGS 53-203

This investigation is concluded.


LT. J. Paul Vance