Norwich officer back in hospital - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Norwich officer back in hospital

© The photo shows officer Jonathan Ley (Courtesy of the Norwich Bulletin) © The photo shows officer Jonathan Ley (Courtesy of the Norwich Bulletin)

A 14-year veteran of the Norwich Police Department shot multiple times during a standoff with a man returned to a hospital in New Haven Monday.

Officer Jonathan Ley was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital last week after he was shot while responding to reports of a man inside an apartment on Cedar Street that wanted to commit "suicide by cop."

Ley remains in good condition at Yale New Haven Hospital Monday night, according to spokesman Mark D'Antonio. It is unclear why Ley was hospitalized. 

In 2004, Ley, who works the station's job fairs and served as a bike officer, was honored for his service with a life-saving award.

According to other veterans, Ley is Boatswain's Mate Third Class in the United States Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301, which was located in Cape Cod, MA. He was a Coast Guard reservist and was called to active duty twice, once following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and in 2009 to Kuwait.

The suspect, who would be later identified as Jason Razzino, 38, was found in a bathroom from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after an 11-hour standoff, police said.

The Connecticut State Police, who were originally assisting Norwich police, have since taken over the investigation. There were no updates as of Monday night in the investigation.

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