State Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting in New Haven

Police said the suspect was doing drugs and rammed two police cruisers.

State police are investigating after a New Haven police officer shot a Guilford robbery suspect who rammed police cruisers in New Haven on Tuesday morning, police said. 

Guilford police issued an alert about a robbery in their town, said they were looking for 50-year-old Kenneth Palmieri, of Branford, and provided a description of the vehicle he was in. 

Soon after, New Haven police were dispatched to investigate a robbery at 55 Church St. and saw Palmieri as they were approaching and pursued him until the chase became too dangerous, police said.

Minutes later, police spotted him sitting in a car at the Church Street South housing project. As officers approached, Palmieri sped up and crashed into two of the cruisers, police said. 

He was spotted doing drugs in the vehicle, police said. 

One officer fired, hitting Palmieri in the arm and and he was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The state's attorney office and state police are investigating, which is protocol.

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