Police: Officer shoots, injures armed suspect

January 9, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and injured an armed person in Connecticut.

New Haven Police Capt. Anthony Duff says officers were patrolling a city neighborhood just before 6 p.m. Tuesday when they observed a wanted suspect.

State police say the suspect, identified Wednesday as 22-year-old Marcus Rivera, fled on foot. He was eventually apprehended, but continued to struggle with officers and broke free. During the subsequent pursuit, there was an exchange of gunfire. When Rivera was caught again, police noticed that he had a gunshot wound to his pelvis area.

The suspect was hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.

No officers were injured, and the names of the officers involved have not been released.

Duff says a weapon was found at the scene.

State police are investigating.

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