Police identify man killed, officers involved in Manchester shooting

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — The State’s Attorney’s office identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Manchester on Thursday night.

27-year-old Jose Soto was shot and killed when Parole Officers with the Connecticut Department of Correction tried to take him into custody for a violation of parole. Soto was brought to Hartford Hospital and pronounced dead.

According to Lt. Ryan Shea, the incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. on 181 Oak Street. Four officers – two from Manchester and two from other towns – were involved. Police say they were trying to serve an arrest warrant at the home.

The decision was made to call in the Capital Region Emergency Service (CREST) team. CREST is a regional SWAT team.

Soto’s mother answered the door and police say Soto implied he had a gun, and barricaded himself in the basement. Lt. Shea says negotiations began with Soto by phone and he agreed to exit the residence.

“At that time, there was an officer-involved shooting,” Lt. Shea said, as four members of CREST fired their weapons.

No officers were hurt. According to the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Judicial District of Tolland, it appears that four members of the Capitol Region Emergency Service Team (CREST) team fired their weapons. The officers are:

  • Sergeant Shawn Krom, a 12-year member of the Manchester Police Department and member of CREST since 2013;
  • Officer David Williams, a 14 year-member of the Manchester Police Department and member of CREST since 2009;
  • Officer Shane Murphy, a 9-year member of the Wethersfield Police Department and member of CREST since 2014, and;  
  • Officer Matthew Alexander, a 6-year member of the Enfield Police Department and member of CREST since 2016. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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