Police block off Route 153 in Westbrook on Monday after a trooper was wounded in a shootout with two robbery suspects. The trooper has been identified as Det. Scott Wisner. He is recovering from non-life threatening injuries.
The state police trooper shot while trying to apprehend two robbery suspects on Monday has been identified as Det. Scott Wisner, a 21-year veteran of the Department.
The incident began when Old Saybrook police responded to an armed robbery at the Days Inn at 1430 Boston Post Road around 3 p.m. on Monday. The suspects fled the scene and led officers on a chase. State police troopers joined the pursuit. The suspects drove up Route 153 and were involved in a collision with a trooper's vehicle on the Westbrook town line with Essex, according to police.
The suspects then exchanged gunfire with Det. Wisner and Sgt. Keith Graham, police said. Wisner suffered gunshot wounds to the shoulder and was taken by another trooper to the Shoreline Medical Clinic in Westbrook for treatment for severe, but non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
Det. Wisner was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is recovering at home.
The two suspects were also transported to the clinic. One suspect died at the clinic. The Office of the Chief State's Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how the suspect died, police said.
The second suspect was transported by LifeStar helicopter to Hartford Hospital for treatment of severe injuries.
Neither suspect has been identified.
State police investigators returned to the scene on Route 153 in Westbrook on Tuesday to collect evidence.
Sgt. Graham was assigned to administrative duties pending the investigation into the shooting, which is standard procedure after a police-involved shooting.