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Man Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in New Haven Charged With Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit

A man who police said fled from officers and was shot during a police-involved shooting in New Haven last week has been arrested and charged.

Police said 22-year-old Marcus Rivera, 22, of New Haven, was released from Yale-New Haven Hospital at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, turned over to State Police and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit.

The incident that led to the arrest happened on Jan. 8.

State police said undercover officers saw Rivera in the Lamberton Street area at 5:44 p.m. and identified him as someone with an outstanding warrant.

Rivera ran, according to police, then fought free from officers who tried to detain him and there was an exchange of gunfire, according to state police. Rivera was shot in the pelvis area and was treated at the hospital.

State police major crimes detectives are investigating whether the use of force was justified in the shooting.

Bond for Rivera was set at $150,000 and police said more charges are pending. 

Internal affairs for the New Haven Police Department will conduct its parallel investigation into the police shooting.

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