Teen shot by police now facing armed robbery charges

Police at the scene of the shooting on December 14. (Credit: Wesley Bunnell |New Britain Herald)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A 15-year-old shot by police is facing armed robbery charges.

The Hartford Courant reports Caleb Tisdol’s name was made public Thursday after being charged as an adult in Hartford Superior Court. He faces first-degree robbery, larceny, threatening and conspiracy charges related to an Oct. 21 robbery in East Hartford.

Related: Father of man shot by New Britain police calls shooting “murder”

Tisdol was shot by New Britain police on Dec. 14 when officers attempted to stop a vehicle involved with several recent carjackings and robberies.

The driver, Zoe Dowdell, a 20-year-old Bloomfield resident, instead drove at the officers, who then opened fire. Dowdell was killed and Tisdol shot in the leg. Another passenger, 18-year-old Noah Young, suffered minor injuries.

Related: 5 New Britain officers placed on restrictive duty following police-involved shooting

Tisdol and Young have been in custody since the shooting. It couldn’t be immediately determined if Tisdol has a lawyer.

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