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Lack Of Body Camera Shrouds Connecticut Shooting By Officer

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In Connecticut, few details have been released after a Derby police officer shot a suspect in Ansonia without being captured on video due to the lack of body and dash cameras.

Officials say the Derby officer had pulled over on the town line of Derby to assist two males flagging down the cruiser for help when one of the males shot at a passing vehicle.

Jerry Narowski is the Derby Police Chief.

“One of the two males that were in distress pulled out a handgun and fired several shots into the passing vehicle, our officer then engaged that suspect that had a weapon and fired at him, striking the suspect, shortly after that those two individuals were taken into custody,” Narowski said.

The wounded individual was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment and later identified as Cornelius Mccullough of Derby. Both males were taken into custody, one being a juvenile.

Derby officials said they do not have body cameras but are in the permit process to get a state grant for them.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.