Trooper, Suspect Wounded In Shooting/Crash, Second Suspect Killed
By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY, [email protected]
The Hartford Courant
4:24 PM EDT, April 8, 2013
Two robbery suspects were injured, one fatally, and a trooper was severely wounded during a shooting that followed a chase and crash, state police said.
The shooting happened on Route 153 in Essex Monday afternoon as troopers were apprehending the robbery suspects, they said.
The chase followed a robbery in Old Saybrook, a police source said.
The trooper was shot and reportedly was alert and conscious when he was being brought to a medical clinic in a patrol car shortly before 3 p.m. By 4 p.m., Life Star helicopter had landed at the clinic and was lifting off, headed to Hartford Hospital.
The shooting happened after Old Saybrook police chased a vehicle that was believed to have been involved in an armed robbery in their town. The fleeing vehicle and a state trooper's patrol car crashed on Route 153 in Essex, state police said.
The trooper had what state police called severe injuries.
The road remained closed while troopers investigate.
FOX CT reports were used for this story.
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