2 arrests made in New Britain police-involved shooting investigation

(WTNH/ Brian Spyros)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH)– State Police announced that two teens are in custody in connection with an officer-involved shooting in New Britain Thursday.

Police say 18-year-old Noah Young, of Bloomfield, and another 15-year-old male were arrested after a police chase ended with one person dead on Thursday night. Police say they tried to stop three people who they believed were connected to a string of violent crimes.

Young was charged with possession with intent to sell, illegal possession of narcotics and risk of injury to a minor. The 15-year-old, who is not being identified because of his age, was charged with carrying weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of a pistol without a permit and possession of narcotics. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

young 2 arrests made in New Britain police involved shooting investigation
Noah Young (Connecticut State Police)

Young’s father, Frank Young, spoke exclusively with News 8 Friday afternoon, saying his son was not hit by gunfire.

Frank Young said he doesn’t believe the three teens shot at officers.

I don’t think the boys shot at the police. If the police were shot at, I think I’d be identifying my son at the morgue. My son was not shot.”

On Friday afternoon, Noah Young was granted a $1 million bond.

Related: 1 suspect dead, 2 others injured in New Britain police-involved shooting

This all started around 6:45 Thursday night. According to police, New Britain officers attempted to stop a car on Champman Street, right in the area of Chapman Court. The people inside that car were suspected of being involved in a series of violent carjackings in New Britain.

State Police say the driver then attempted to flee from police. At one point, the officers were out of their vehicles and had their weapons drawn, ordering the suspects to get out of their vehicle. Police say the driver then drove directly towards officers, which resulted in police firing shots at the car.

Authorities say that three people inside were hit by bullets. One of them died.

Young was treated and released for graze wounds from New Britain General Hospital. Police say the 15-year-old boy is also expected to be OK.

Police say there was at least one gun inside their car.

“The most recent incidents were in New Britain on Monday of this week which included shots being fired at one victim and a second incident on Monday with a person being pistol whipped,” said Chief James Wardell, New Britain Police Department.

At the request of the Middletown state’s attorney office, State Police were brought in to take over this investigation.

Right now, the name of the suspect who was killed has not been released. Police still trying to process a lot of information.

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