Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting that hospitalized a man in New Haven on Tuesday morning.
They said Officer Brian Jackson, a four-year member of the force, was rushed by a mentally disturbed person on Ferry Street.
The person reportedly had a knife when he came at responding officers.
Jackson fired several shots from his service weapon and struck the suspect, police said.
They said Jackson acted in self defense.
The man's name has not been released. He was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital while being conscious and alert.
Connecticut State Police said they are continuing to investigation the shooting.
New Haven police said as of Tuesday, Jackson is on desk duty for the duration of the investigation.
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Connecticut State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in New Haven on Tuesday morning.
New Haven police said an officer was forced to shoot the man after he came at them with a knife on Tuesday morning..