Bank robbery suspect dies after being shot by police - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Bank robbery suspect dies after being shot by police

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The suspect involved in the bank robbery that led to the officer-involved shooting in Bolton has died, according to state police.

Police said 53-year-old Christopher Anderson was involved in a bank robbery in South Windsor on Friday. Police said Anderson failed to stop for South Windsor officers and this lead to a police pursuit.

Police said that the pursuit ended when Anderson’s vehicle crashed on Route 44 in Bolton. The vehicle 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. 

Officer Jason Wagner and Officer Layau Eulizier both of the Manchester Police Department as well as Trooper Brian Contenta of Troop K –Colchester discharged their weapons and hit Anderson, police said.

First aid was immediately rendered and officers requested an ambulance to the scene to transport Anderson to Hartford Hospital. Police said Anderson died at Hartford Hospital on Sunday night.

An autopsy will be conducted on Anderson’s body by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

No other injuries were reported. 

The incident remains under investigation by State Police. 

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