Lawsuit filed by family of 19-year-old shot and killed by state trooper in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The family of a man shot and killed by a state trooper nearly two years ago in West Haven has filed a lawsuit.

Mubarak Soulemane was being pursued by law enforcement for his alleged involvement in a carjacking in Norwalk on Jan. 15, 2020. He led police on a chase into West Haven. Authorities said the 19-year-old had a knife when they approached him.

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His family said he suffered from mental illness.

An attorney for the Soulemane family said the lawsuit was required to preserve the two-year statute of limitations for the negligence claims against police.

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Trooper Brian North, who fatally shot Soulemane, the City of West Haven, and other members of law enforcement are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

News 8 reached out to the City of West Haven, West Haven Police, Connecticut State Police, and the Office of the Chief States Attorney for comment. We are waiting to hear back.

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