A state trooper walked in on a robbery at a gas station at 719 Boston Post Road in Milford and fatally shot the suspect early Wednesday morning.
State police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in an attempted robbery in Milford in October that ended in a police-involved shooting.
The attempted robbery happened at the Patriots Fuel gas station at 719 Boston Post Road in Milford just after 3 a.m. on Oct. 23 and a state trooper shot and killed Matthew Lofaro, 29, who police identified as one of the suspects.
Now, state police have arrested Jonathan D. Cenat, 29, of West Haven, and charged him with conspiracy to commit/robbery in the first degree, false statement in the second degree and interfering with a police officer.
State police have not released much information about the second arrest, but said Cenat was a co-conspirator and was arrested at his workplace.
According to State Police, Trooper First Class James Scott,a 15-year veteran of the department, was patrolling the Milford area on Oct. 23, stopped at the gas station to patrol the area and interrupted an armed robbery taking place inside.
Trooper Scott confronted Lofaro, who failed to listen to Trooper Scott and forced him to discharge his firearm.
Lofaro was pronounced dead at the scene. A store clerk inside the building was unharmed during the incident and Scott was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.
Following department policy, Scott was placed on departmental administrative duty pending a review of the incident.
Cenat is being held on $150,000 and is due back in court on Nov. 22.