Jeff Saperstone and Thomas Kienzler
Wildlife officials were forced to shoot a bear that was roaming around Keney Park and Golf Course.
State officials shot and killed a bear in the area of Ashford Street in Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.
Officers from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called to the residential neighborhood near the edge of the Keney Park Golf Course around 3 p.m.
After obtaining the tag numbers on the animal, officials determined it was the same bear that had been aggressive toward people in Barkhamsted earlier this summer, so the officers shot and killed it, according to DEEP officials.
"Once it became known to us that the bear that had been seen in Keney Park was the same one that had been charging humans in Barkhamsted, the decision was made to euthanize the bear," DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen said. "Once bears become aggressive like this, they can no longer be safely relocated."
This is the second bear state officials killed this month.
Officers shot and killed a bear in Madison it wandered into several yards and even charged a homeowner. The encounter was captured on video.