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New London State’s Lawyer’s Workplace releases preliminary report on investigation into officer-involved capturing in Meriden

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New London State Prosecutors have released a preliminary report investigating a shooting in Meriden.

The shooting took place on Friday February 12th at the Flamingo Inn on North Broad Street. According to police, officers from Meriden helped West Hartford Police Department issue an arrest warrant at 8:50 a.m. against 24-year-old suspect Kenneth Strothers, who was wanted for multiple armed robbery.

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Police say the officers set up a perimeter and Strothers ran away from the scene. West Hartford and Meriden officials then tracked him down and saw him walking around a red 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. During that encounter, Meriden detective Eric Simonson fired his service gun through the passenger-side window and hit Strothers in the stomach.

Strothers was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries. There was a fire warmer underneath him when officers looked after him at the scene, police said.

According to the prosecutor’s report, all available body camera and dash camera footage will be obtained from both Meriden Police and West Hartford Police. While the footage appears to capture the surrounding events, there does not appear to be any footage of the actual recording. Because the footage contains medical aid, privacy concerns prevent it from being released at this time.

The shooting continues to be investigated by the New London State Attorney’s Office.

To read the full report, Click here.