At approximately 12:30 p.m., during a motor vehicle stop, an interaction occurred with an occupant of the stopped vehicle resulting in an officer firing at least one round. The officer hit the occupant.
The occupant was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The Suffield Police Officer was not shot, but was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.
The name of the deceased person is being withheld while the next of kin is notified. The name of the officer is also being withheld, at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to call (860) 534-1000.