HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police are investigating a city officer’s shooting of an alleged robbery suspect.
Officials say Officer Israel Mantilla shot the man in his right ankle shortly after 12:05 a.m. Sunday on Chadwick Avenue in the city’s West End. Police haven’t released the name of the man, who was treated for a non-life threatening injury at Hartford Hospital and later released.
Police officials say Mantilla responded to the Chadwick Avenue area to try to find a suspect from a street robbery that was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say Mantilla approached a man who matched the description of the suspect and fired one shot from his city-issued pistol during the encounter.
The police department’s Major Crimes Division is investigating the shooting.