Teen succumbs to injuries after officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield

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A teen has died after an officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield on Saturday evening.

According to Connecticut State Police, 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz died from his injuries on Monday.

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Police said they attempted to pull over Cruz on Silas Deane Highway after believing he may have been operating a stolen vehicle.

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Authorities said the officer exited his cruiser and that Cruz drove at him before police opened fire.

The investigation is ongoing.

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