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Name Of Officer Involved In New Haven Shooting Made Public

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have released the name of a New Haven police officer who investigators say shot and wounded a disturbed man who charged at him with a knife earlier this week.

Officer Brian Jackson is a four-year veteran of the department.

Police say Jackson shot 38-year-old Roberto Orsini-Rodriguez on Tuesday morning at an apartment building for elderly and disabled people. Officers were responding to a report of a man who was threatening suicide.

Jackson was placed on paid administrative leave immediately following the shooting, which is standard protocol in police-involved shootings.

New Haven police said the officer fired in in self-defense. Orsini-Rodriguez remained stable in the hospital as of Thursday.

State police said the investigation was continuing.

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