State Police Detectives Investigate Waterbury Police-Involved Shooting

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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
March 10, 2017
State Police Detectives Investigate Waterbury Police-Involved Shooting
   Waterbury, CT. (March 10, 2017): Connecticut State Police Detectives from Central District Major Crime are investigating a police-involved shooting in Waterbury.
   On March 9, 2017 at approximately 4:32 p.m. Detectives from Central District Major Crime were contacted by the Waterbury State's Attorney's Office to investigate a non-fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in the City of Waterbury.
   At approximately 4:00 p.m., Waterbury Police Officers attempted to stop a stolen motor vehicle at the intersection of Wood Street and Orange Street.  The operator, later identified as, Rashamel Rogers (DOB 2/24/99) of 76 Angel Dr. in Waterbury, attempted to flee the scene in the stolen vehicle subsequently striking a marked Waterbury police vehicle, telephone, and a Waterbury officer who had exited his vehicle.  The officer discharged his service weapon, twice, striking Rogers in the abdomen and shoulder causing him to stop the vehicle.
   Rogers was rendered  medical aid on scene, transported to St. Mary's Hospital and subsequently flown by Life Star to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford for non-life threatening injuries. The Waterbury officer struck by the vehicle suffered injury and was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he was treated and released.
   The Milford State's Attorney's Office assumed the investigation.  The names of the officers are not being released at this time.

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