BOLTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have shot a South Windsor bank robbery suspect in Bolton after a police pursuit through Manchester, authorities say.
State police say Trooper Brian Contenta and Manchester police officer Layau Eulizier shot 53-year-old Christopher Anderson, who was armed and moving towards them outside his car on Route 44 near Quarry Road after Manchester police officer Jason Wagner’s Taser was ineffective.
The scene Katrina Jones saw from her employer’s window, near where the shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. Friday, has been replaying in her mind ever since the gunfire first rang out.
“By the time I got up to look out the window they had the individual on the ground and they were all surrounding him,” she said.
The Hartford man was taken to Hartford Hospital, where officials say he remained Saturday afternoon. His condition is not known.
Officer Eulizier, a one-year member of the Manchester Police Department, and Trooper Contenta, a five-year member of Connecticut State Police, were taken to Manchester Hospital for evaluation and released, officials say.
According to state police, per department policy, Trooper Contenta will be temporarily assigned to administrative duty assignment while the incident is investigated.
Boston Turnpike (Route 44) was closed between Vernon Road and Bolton Notch while police were on scene investigating Friday night. The road is now open again.