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Officer-involved shooting in Canton; police continue to search for suspect

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Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Canton on Friday night. (WFSB) Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Canton on Friday night. (WFSB)
CANTON, CT (WFSB) -

Police are searching for the suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting in Canton on Friday night.

The incident started during a motor vehicle stop on Collins View Road around 8 p.m. Canton police said an unidentified officer “discharged his firearm in the line of duty.”

State police said the officer "fired at least one round from his duty weapon." 

Police said the unidentified suspect fled that area in a vehicle. Investigators said a suspect is a man and he was driving a dark-colored sedan. 

After the incident, the officer, who was not injured, was taken to a local hospital for “evaluation.”  

The officer-involved shooting is under investigation by the State Police Major Crime Squad and being assisted by the Hartford Office of the State’s Attorney.   

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Connecticut State Police at 860-706-5652 or text TIP711 and the information to 274637. 

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