New information released about Waterbury officer-involved shooting

- FILE - Connecticut State Police (WTNH)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut State Police Detectives from the Central District Major Crime Squad are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Waterbury that happened on Thursday.

Police say at approximately 4:32 p.m., detectives from the Central District Major Crime Squad were contacted by the Waterbury State’s Attorney’s Office to investigate a non-fatal officer-involved shooting that happened in Waterbury.

Around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, officers attempted to stop a stolen car at the intersection of Wood and Orange Street.  Officers later identified the driver of that vehicle as 18-year-old Rashamel Rogers of Waterbury.  He attempted to flee the scene in the stolen vehicle and hit a marked Waterbury police car, a telephone pole and a Waterbury Police officer who had exited his cruiser. The officer fired his service weapon twice and hit Rogers in the abdomen and shoulder which caused him to stop the vehicle.

Rogers was given medical aid on the scene, transported to St. Mary’s Hospital and then flown by LifeStar to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford for non-life threatening injuries. The Waterbury Police officer who was struck by the vehicle suffered injury and was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he was treated and released.

Since the investigation is on-going, the names of the officers involved in the incident are not being released at this time.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s