Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Connecticut

AP News
Posted: Sep 06, 2016 10:20 AM

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.