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PD: Officer shoots suspect in Stratford

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An officer-involved shooting in Stratford early Friday morning is under investigation by Connecticut State Police.

The shooting took place while officers were executing a search warrant at 25 Yarwood St. around 5:30 a.m.

While inside the home, police said 41-year-old William C. Rucker approached an unidentified officer with a weapon. Police said the weapon was not a firearm.

Rucker “disobeyed orders to stop, resulting in a Stratford Police Officer discharging his duty weapon at the suspect,” police said.   

Rucker was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” police said. No officers reported any injuries.

Rucker is now in police custody.

Police identified the officer involved in the shooting as Paul Giegengack, who is a seven year veteran of the department.

The Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime is investigating the officer-involved shooting. An internal investigation will be conducted into the incident. Giegengack was placed on administrative duty pending the results of the investigation,” state police said.  

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