2 teens charged after fatal police shooting

December 15, 2017

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities say police officers who killed a carjacking suspect and wounded two others opened fire when the suspects’ vehicle sped at them. The two survivors were later arrested.

State police released more details of the shooting Friday.

Authorities say New Britain officers attempted to stop a vehicle Thursday evening 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.

Officers say they found a gun in the vehicle.

The name of the suspect who died has not been released. The survivors, an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, were charged with drug and weapon crimes.

The officers involved are on desk duty pending an investigation.

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