Police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting in Bolton - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting in Bolton

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BOLTON, CT (WFSB) -

State Police have identified the suspect that was involved in the bank robbery that led to the officer-involved shooting in Bolton on Friday. 

The suspect is identified as 53-year-old Christopher Anderson. 

At about 3:30 p..m. on Friday, Troopers from Troop K- Colchester responded to the area of Route 44 near Bolton Notch to assist with a vehicle pursuit that started in South Windsor. 

Anderson was driving the car after robbing a bank in South Windsor. He fled South Windsor and refused to stop for the South Windsor police officers. 

The pursuit eventually came to an end on Route 44 in Bolton after the car struck the right side of the roadway and became disabled near the intersection of Route 44 and Route 6. 

According to police, Anderson got out of the car and approached the Trooper and officers while he had a weapon in his hand. Police ordered Anderson to stop, but he continued to move towards the officers. 

A Manchester Police Officer discharged his taser, striking Anderson. Anderson was unaffected by the taser and kept moving towards the officers. 

State police said the Trooper and different Manchester Police officers discharged their duty weapons and struck Anderson. 

First aid was immediately rendered and officers requested an ambulance to the scene to transport Anderson to Hartford Hospital. 

State Police identified Trooper Brian Contenta of Troop K -Colchester as the trooper who discharged his firearm. State police said he will be temporarily assigned to an administrative duty assignment pending the completion of the investigation due to department policy. 

The other officers involved here Officer Jason Wagner and Officer Layau Eulizier both of the Manchester Police Department. 

No other injuries were reported. 

The incident remains under investigation by State Police. 

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