Police said when officers told the man to "leave the property a brief, but violent, struggle ensued between the officers and the suspect." The suspect was able to grab the officer's Taser during the fight and use it on one of the officers. The unidentified officer was struck several times in the head by the Taser.
At that time, the officer drew his firearm and shot the suspect one time.
The man was rushed to Backus Hospital in Norwich where police said he later died from injuries suffered from the shooting. The unidentified officer was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital where police said he received multiple staples after a laceration to their head.
The investigation on the deadly officer-involved shooting was taken over by the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime and the Windham County State Attorney’s Office.
Police have not released the names of the deceased and the name of the officer was also not released by investigators.