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New Haven Officer Justified In Shooting Suspect

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut prosecutor says a New Haven police officer was justified in shooting and wounding a man who came at him with a knife.

New Haven State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin released the results of his investigation Monday.
Authorities say officer Brian Jackson shot Roberto Orsini-Rodriguez twice on Aug. 16 while responding to a report of a man threatening to kill himself at an apartment building for elderly and disabled people.

Griffin says Jackson ordered Orsini-Rodriguez at least twice to drop the knife before he opened fire. Orsini-Rodriguez is expected to survive the shooting.

The report says Orsini-Rodriguez’s mother told police her son suffered from mental illness. She says her son told her he wanted the police to kill him.

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