State police identify passengers in car in Wethersfield shooting


Connecticut State Police confirm the names of the operator and passenger of a car in the Wethersfield officer-involved shooting that occured Saturday evening.

The operator is 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz of Wethersfield; he is in critical condition. The passenger is 18-year-old Stephanie Santiago of Hartford.

Related: State Police investigate officer involved shooting in Wethersfield

Wethersfield police say they tried to pull over Cruz on Silas Deane highway believing he may have been driving a stolen car. 

The officer got out of his cruiser and police say Cruz drove right towards him before police fired. 

Santaigo was not injured and not charged with any crime. 

This investigation is ongoing.

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