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Officer-involved shooting in New Haven, suspect in critical condition


The New Haven Police Department confirmed a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Greenwich Avenue and First Street in New Haven on Tuesday night. 

According to police, officers were working in the Hill neighborhood at 5:44 p.m. when they observed a wanted suspect in the area of Greenwich Avenue and First Street.

Police say the suspect attempted to flee on foot and during the encounter, a New Haven officer shot the armed suspect.

The suspect was identified by Connecticut State Police as 21-year-old Marcus Rivera of New Haven. 

Medical attention arrived and the suspect was transported to a hospital. The suspect was listed in critical but stable condition. 

Officials say a firearm was seized at the scene.

Several streets are closed as officers are holding the scene for investigation into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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