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State police identify man killed in Thomaston officer-involved shooting

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An armed suspect was killed by a Thomaston officer on Sunday. (WFSB photo) An armed suspect was killed by a Thomaston officer on Sunday. (WFSB photo)
Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Thomaston. (WFSB photo) Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Thomaston. (WFSB photo)
THOMASTON, CT (WFSB) -

One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting after he refused orders to stop approaching officers while being armed. 

State police identified the man as 27-year-old Daniel Reyes of Thomaston.

According to troopers, local officers responded to disturbance at 700 High St Ext. in Thomaston on Sunday.

When they arrived at approximately 7:15 p.m., police said they encountered a male suspect armed with a weapon. The suspect neared police, and refused to obey orders from them to stop.

A Thomaston officer fired at least one shot, police said, that struck the suspect. The suspect was later transported to Waterbury Hospital for evaluation where he later succumbed to his injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

At the request of the Thomaston chief of police and the State’s Attorney’s Office, detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The identity of the officer has not been released.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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