Man Shot During ‘Confrontation' With Officers at Meriden Motel: Police

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An active investigation is underway in Meriden after a man was shot during a "confrontation" with officers, according to police.

Meriden police said Kenneth Struthers, 24, was wanted by West Hartford police for an active arrest warrant related to armed robbery charges. West Hartford police asked for assistance in arresting Struthers at the Flamingo Inn on North Broad Street at 8:50 a.m. Friday, said Meriden police Capt. John Mennone.

Mennone said while police were setting up a perimeter, Struthers attempted to leave the scene.

"A foot pursuit ensued involving officers from both the West Hartford Police Department and the Meriden Police Department," Mennone said. "After a brief foot pursuit, a confrontation occurred resulting in Struthers being shot."

Police recovered a gun from the scene, Mennone said. Mennone did not say who shot Struthers.

NBC Connecticut has not been able to independently verify the information from the Meriden Police Department.

Struthers was transported to a local hospital and is currently receiving medical attention, police said.

State police said its Western District Major Crimes Squad responded to the scene at the request of the New Haven State’s Attorney Bob Sage.

"Our goal here is to be open and transparent with this process and we'll wait for investigators from state police and our state's attorney's office," said Chief Roberto Rosado of the Meriden Police Department.

Rosado and Mennone said they could not answer further questions.

Police blocked off the entrance to the Flamingo Inn and earlier, an ambulance was seen at the scene.

Police said that there continues to be an "active scene" and that they consider this an isolated incident. They said the community should not be concerned for their safety.

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