1 killed during officer-involved shooting in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in West Haven on Wednesday night.

According to CT State Police, the deceased was a suspect in a carjacking.

Reports state the incident began around 4:30 p.m. when troopers received reports of a possible carjacking at an AT&T store in Norwalk.

Norwalk police said the suspect was armed with a knife. Officers tried to stop the suspect but were unsuccessful. Police then notified surrounding law enforcement.

Troopers located the vehicle and began a pursuit on Interstate 95 North. During that time, officials saw the driver crashed into several vehicles — civilians and law enforcement — while heading into West Haven.

Before 5:30 p.m., the driver stopped for traffic near Campbell Street, which is when troopers said an altercation unfolded.

Shots were fired at the suspect. He was shot and taken to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No troopers were injured during the incident.

The identity of the suspect or the troopers involved have yet to be released.

CT State Police said a knife was found in the suspect’s car.

State police said at least two of the three troopers involved were wearing body camera footage, which is expected to be released at a later date.

News 8 went to check CT Department of Transportation cameras in the area to see what happened, but they were blacked out.

WEB EXTRA: State Police give an update on the carjacking, officer-involved shooting incident on I-93 near exit 43

An internal investigation is underway. Norwalk police will be handling the carjacking.

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