Police ID Suspect in Waterbury Officer-Involved Shooting

A Waterbury police officer shot a suspect Thursday afternoon and the states attorney office is investigating. 

Waterbury police were trying to stop a stolen vehicle at Wood and Orange streets around 4:30 p.m. and the driver, later identified as 18-year-old Rashamel Rogers, of Waterbury, fled and hit a Waterbury police vehicle, a telephone pole and an officer who had gotten out of his car, police said. 

One of the responding officers fired twice and shot Rogers in the abdomen and shoulder, police said.

Rogers was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, then LifeStar flew him to St. Francis Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

The Waterbury police officer who was hit by the car was taken to Waterbury Hospital and has been released. 

The investigation is ongoing and police have not released the names of the officers involved in the incident. 

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