NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a New Haven police officer shot a man who had rammed police cruisers after committing two robberies.
Officials identified the suspect Tuesday morning as 49-year-old Kenneth Palmieri of Branford. Police say he is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his arm and is expected to survive.
Authorities haven't identified the officer who shot Palmieri. The officer was not injured.
Police say Palmieri robbed a convenience store in Guilford overnight and later robbed someone in New Haven. New Haven police say Palmieri led city officers on a car chase, but police stopped for safety reasons.
Officers say they later found Palmieri at a housing complex, where he rammed cruisers before the officer shot him.
State police were called to the scene under normal protocols for officer-involved shootings.