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State’s attorney clears officer in 2017 shooting of suspect

March 18, 2019

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state’s attorney has found a Norwich police officer was justified in using deadly force against a man who prompted a manhunt in October 2017.

The Day reports that a report released Friday by Windham County State’s Attorney Anne Mahoney found the “deadly physical force” used by the police officer was not the “proximate cause” of 25-year-old Brandon Uzialko’s death.

The state’s attorney’s office investigated the shooting because a police officer was involved.

Police say Uzialko was wanted for stabbing and seriously wounding his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in October 2017.

Days later, he traded gunfire with the Norwich police officer before fleeing on foot. He was found dead a few hours later of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was later ruled a suicide.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com