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Authorities identify carjacking suspect killed by police

December 17, 2017

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities have identified a carjacking suspect who was killed by police officers.

Authorities say New Britain officers attempted to stop a vehicle Thursday in connection with several recent carjackings and robberies. Police say the officers ordered the suspects out of the vehicle, but it sped at them. At least two officers opened fire.

Connecticut State Police said Saturday that 20-year-old Zoe Dowdell, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, died.

The survivors, 18-year-old Noah Young, of Bloomfield, and a 15-year-old boy, were arrested.

Officers say they found a handgun in the vehicle.

The Hartford Courant reports Young was ordered held on a $1 million bond on drug charges. Young told police he didn’t know about the robberies or the gun in the car.

The officers involved are on desk duty pending an investigation.

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