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1 Dead After Police Shooting in West Haven

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A suspect in an armed carjacking was killed in a police shooting in West Haven Wednesday, according to Connecticut State Police.

The incident started around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when Norwalk police were called to the AT&T store on Route 7 for a disturbance involving a person with a knife, according to Norwalk Police, and the officers ended a brief pursuit when the driver did not stop.

Connecticut State Police said the report was of an armed carjacking and State Police troopers from Troop G in Bridgeport pursued the vehicle on Interstate 95 and into West Haven.

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle collided with other vehicles, according to police.

The car was forced to stop due to traffic on Campbell Avenue in West Haven, where an altercation started and the suspect was shot.

He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have not publicly identified him at this time.

No other injuries were reported.

A knife was found in the suspect's vehicle, police said.

At least three state troopers were involved in the shooting, and two of them were wearing body cameras, according to police. It's not clear how many fired shots.

Officials said the body camera footage will be released.

Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crimes and the New London State's Attorney's Office are investigating.

Campbell Avenue was closed between Highland and Abner streets but the scene was clear as of 6:45 a.m.

No other details were immediately available.

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