Connecticut State Police investigating use of force in Danbury officer-involved shooting


Connecticut State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Danbury that left one person dead and another injured Saturday night.

According to State Police, Danbury police officers responded to the Glen Apartments on Memorial Drive just after 9:30 p.m. on a report of a suspicious man on the property. Upon arrival, Danbury officers observed a white man wielding a knife walking on the grounds.

Troopers say that after a brief confrontation with the man, a Danbury officer used a taser on him, but it was ineffective.

Shortly after, a second Danbury officer fired multiple shots from his pistol, striking the man at least once. A female relative of the man, who also happens to be a resident at the Glen Apartments, also suffered a gunshot wound.

Both the suspicious man and his relative were taken to Danbury Hospital, where the man was later pronounced dead. His identity has not been released. The woman that was struck by gunfire is listed in critical but stable condition, according to Connecticut State Police.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton confirmed two people were injured; with one person’s injuries considered serious.

Mayor Boughton also confirmed there were no injuries to anyone from Danbury Police.

At the request of the Danbury State’s Attorney’s Office, the Connecticut State Police Western
District Major Crimes team is investigating this use of force incident.

If you witnessed this incident, or have any information that could help with the investigation, you’re asked to call State Police Troop A at 203-267-2200.

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