WASHINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – What began as a domestic incident on Old Waterbury Road in Southbury Saturday,with the suspect fleeing and stealing a neighbors vehicle which contained a handgun, ended Monday in Washington with a pursuit, crash and a police involved shooting.
A Waterbury Police Officer spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver fled.A Trooper spotted the vehicle on Main Street in Woodbury and along with a Woodbury Town Officer tried to stop the vehicle.The suspect crashed at Wykeham Road and Bell Hill Road in Washington.The suspect then tried to ram a State Police cruiser and the officers vehicle.
The suspect displayed weapon toward the trooper and officer and refused orders to surrender it.They fired upon the suspect who then took out a knife and pointed it toward his neck.The trooper utilized his taser and forcibly removed the suspect from the vehicle.
The trooper and officer suffered minor injuries and were treated at St.Mary’s Hospital and released.
The suspect is under State Police guard at Waterbury Hospital and will be charged upon release.
The investigation is continuing.