State police released the name of a Deep River man who was shot by a trooper and died after an armed robbery at a motel in Old Saybrook Monday afternoon.
The incident started with a confrontation at the Days Inn on Boston Post Road just before 3 p.m.
Police said they believe two men, who Eyewitness News learned both live down the street at the Heritage Motor Inn, came to rob someone they know.
Officers were called to the motel and the two suspects sped away from the scene.
The suspects were chased by officers on Route 153 where they crashed into a cruiser in the area of Docs Hill Road in Westbrook.
Shots were fired between a trooper and the two suspects, according to police. Witnesses told Eyewitness News they heard as many as eight shots being fired.
Police said Scott Wisner, who is a 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, was shot by the suspects.
He was taken to Shoreline Medical Center in Essex where he was treated and released on Tuesday.
Investigators said Jonathan Alvarado, 24, was shot and taken to Middlesex Shoreline Medical Center where he died of his injuries.
The Office of The Chief States Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Alvarado and determined the cause of death was gunshot wounds.
According to court documents, Alvarado has an extensive criminal history with prior convictions for second-degree assault, breach of peace and possession of narcotics as well as other crimes.
The second suspect, whose name has not been released, was also seriously injured and was airlifted to Hartford Hospital after the incident.
The suspect remains in police custody at the hospital and has been interviewed by investigators.
Sgt. Keith Graham, who has been a trooper for state police for 14 years, has been assigned to desk duty until the investigation into the incident is completed.
Police said Graham fired his gun during the incident, however it is unknown if a bullet hit either suspect.
Anytime a trooper fires his weapon it is standard protocol that they get placed on leave for investigation into the incident.
Investigators spent Tuesday afternoon at the Days Inn. They also checked out rooms at the Heritage Motor Inn and questioned people who know about the two suspects.
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